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Last week the UK Conservative Party held its annual conference. Most of the British media’s coverage focused on the various tribulations which haunted the Prime Minister, Theresa May, as she attempted to deliver her keynote speech.

But a coughing fit, an interruption by a prankster and a collapsing set weren’t the only causes for embarrassment at that conference.

As one newspaper, spotted, the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt managed to deliver a speech on childhood obesity to a fringe meeting at the conference whilst wearing a lanyard emblazoned with the name of Tate & Lyle, the multinational sugar corporation.

It transpires that all delegates to the conference were wearing these lanyards because Tate & Lyle was a major sponsor of the conference. In fact, Tate & Lyle has donated hundreds of thousands of pounds to the Conservative party over many years.

Interestingly, the same company has also donated to the…

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