There’s something quite odd about what’s happening on Wogan (BBC Radio 2) this week, and the equivalent week each year. It’s the “Auction of things that money can’t buy”, in aid of Children in Need. If money can’t buy the “things” what’s the point of bidding? Truth is, money does buy them and, it’s quite obscene that people can bid thousands of pounds just to dine out with a celebrity etc.
Perhaps, if money was more equitably distributed in the first place there would be less need for charity appeals. Mustn’t complain though; no doubt somebody feels good, because they’re wealthy enough to buy things that can’t be bought whilst, at the same time, quite publicly supporting charity.