DIARY: Ex-CRE Singh's Lords party host is revealed

Gurbux Singh's altercation with the Metropolitan Police outside Lords in July - which led to his resignation from the Commission for Racial Equality last week - immediately sparked the question as to who provided the hospitality.

While initial suspicions fell upon series sponsor NatWest and England team sponsor Vodafone, both press offices denied this, instead pointing the finger at British Airways.

A call to the BA press office confirmed that Singh and his wife were among ten guests of CEO Rod Eddington, and that 'alcohol was available' at the event, but 'no BA comms staff were present.'

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