ANDREW PIERCE: ‘Ten floors of whores’ donor stuns Tory ball

ANDREW PIERCE: ‘Ten floors of whores’ donor Christopher Moran stuns other guests as he shows up at Tories’ much-scorned fundraising ball

Cabinet ministers were put under huge pressure to attend the Tories’ much-scorned fundraising jamboree, the so-called Black And White Ball, where tables this month cost up to £15,000 each.

In previous years, there has been widespread public distaste over displays of opulence, with guests estimated to be worth a total of £22 billion and, most notoriously, when the wife of a Putin crony paid £160,000 to play tennis with Boris Johnson.

Wary of such criticism, Russian oligarchs and publishers of porn were not present this year.

But eyebrows were raised by the appearance of businessman Christopher Moran. He might have been expected to have given the shindig a miss considering that it was revealed in December that, unwittingly, a London apartment block he owned was being used by prostitutes.

Eyebrows were raised by the appearance of businessman Christopher Moran

According to a red-top tabloid, the plush building was ‘ten floors of whores’.

The lurid headlines severely embarrassed the Government.

This followed Moran having been censured several times by the London Stock Exchange for controversial share purchases and being the first person to be barred for life by the insurance market Lloyd’s of London.

Let’s hope the Conservatives are spared further embarrassment and that he doesn’t turn out to be the so-far unidentified donor who, at the ball, paid £75,000 for a private night at the Proms with Theresa May.

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