Dave is having his Summer Party tonight, it is a stonking £400 a ticket, the after-party tickets at a more modest £50 are aimed at the younger, poorer and more photogenic Tories. By the end of last week they were being discreetly offered on a buy-one-get-one-free
basis. So you could saunter along late with your date and if you are a Thatcherite you could credibly claim that you had a prior commitment to attend the CWF Summer Reception
(tickets a mere £25) which is on tonight as well. Alas, Guido will be attending neither as he is still in France trying to reduce the EU wine lake single-handedly.