Thursday, 30 June 2011

Matthew Parris Watch: A Cold Hand On David Cameron's Reception

"Gossip spread about who had been invited but was unable to come; who had absolutely not been invited and (worth a scandalised giggle, this) who, not having been invited, had telephoned the Downing Street switchboard to get the oversight rectified. Snorts of queeny delight greeted a story of more than one who had done so — to be told that they would be put on a standby list in case anyone dropped out. Eyes darted round the room in search of notable inclusions or omissions; brains compiled mental lists. Imaginations ranged over who might or might not be invited next time..."

Matthew Parris in The Times on David Cameron's No 10 reception for The Gays, which now seems an annual event.

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