The BBC has been lambasted for its 'embarrassingly awful 'election boat party - after spending more than £30,000 on a celebrity-studded evening hosted by director-general Mark Thompson.
Stars ranging from Piers Morgan to Joan Collins, Maureen Lipman, Fern Britton and Sir Ben Kingsley joined BBC chiefs on board a luxury yacht called the Silver Sturgeon, which was moored by the London Eye for the evening.
Millions watched as Andrew Neil chatted to the celebrities while guests, invited by Mr Thompson, milled about drinking free wine and enjoying BBC hospitality at a grand cost to the licence fee payer.
Licence fee payer? Bah, let them eat cake.