For each of my close family and friends, I will give them £7,000 each. This is the amount you can give without incurring tax. I will follow my Dads advice and give them enough to do something they will really enjoy, but not enough to make them lazy. As to my friends, the ones who would get the dosh are the ones who've stood by me through thick and thin.
For the commercial, business and charity, I will give each of the charities I am associated with £50,000. I will completely refurbish the older studio buildings at Mill Hill Music Complex and I will set up the Barnet Eye as a proper online magazine, with reporters and staff. They will all be people who are in one of the following criteria
1. NEET youngsters
2. People with disabalities
3. People with a passion for social justice.
The first person I will employ (assuming she would actually do it) would be Vicki Morris (of the Citizen Barnet blog) as editor. Of all the people in Barnet, I would trust Vicki to do the right thing editorially. I would employ Charles Honderick to make the film we could have made about Barnet, if we had a proper budget and state of the art equipment.
I'd buy Friern Library and put it into a proper trust, so that we couldn never have the situation again where a greedy council shits on the people of Barnet. I'd have a reversion clause, so that if the people of Barnet decided they no longer wanted a library, then my family or descendents would get it back. That would stop greedy buggers going for a land grab.
As for my luxuries, these are pretty self explanatory. The party I would have, would be the party I always wanted to have. I'd get my mate Boz Boorer to put together a band featuring Paul Cook and Steve Jones, with Lee Thompson of Madness on sax. I'd get up and jam "God Save the Queen" with them.
I've always wanted a property with a view of the sea and Brighton is my favourite seaside place in the world. It is as British as it can be.