Gardiner’s office has just contacted Guido with this statement:
Downing Street are quite wrong to state that I have been sacked by the Prime Minister as his Special Envoy for Forestry.
Unfortunately, Downing Street do not seem to have read my email of 10.24 a.m. on Saturday 13th September which clearly stated that I had tendered my resignation with immediate effect as the Prime Minister’s Envoy for Forestry and that the Prime Minister should be informed of my decision.
I can also confirm that I informed Hilary Benn of this action in a telephone conversation that took place on the afternoon of Sunday 14th September.
Member of Parliament for Brent North
Downing Street can’t even get a sacking right…