Bullingdon Club initiation ceremony claim: New members of David Cameron's old club 'burn £50 note in front of beggar'
A friend of one of the exclusive club’s super-wealthy members revealed the sick prank to an Oxford student newspaper
|Ex-member: David Cameron|
New members of David Cameron’s old Bullingdon Club have to burn a £50 note in front of a beggar as part of an “initiation ceremony”, it has been claimed.
A friend of one of the exclusive club’s super-wealthy members revealed the sick prank to an Oxford student newspaper.
It was immediately condemned last night by Labour MP Ian Mearns.
He said: “This kind of thing takes us back to the loads-of-money days under the last Tory government.
“Then it wasn’t just about having cash – you had to rub it in the faces of those who didn’t. It’s distasteful and disgusting.”
The Bullingdon revelations came as figures showed a rise in those sleeping rough.
One night in autumn last year councils found 2,309 out on the streets compared to 2,181 in 2011.
The boozy Bullingdon club is infamous for trashing Oxford restaurants and its other former members include Chancellor George Osborne and London Mayor Boris Johnson.
Earlier this month a Bullingdon member is alleged to have set off fireworks in a club.