As the sun shines, the scene of Dave’s first public date with his new love Nick will be the place to be this evening. The PM is turning on the charm tonight in the Downing Street rose garden and throwing a soirée for the assorted CCHQ wonks, spinners and organisers that got him there. For many of them it will be their first and last trip into Number 10 before they are fired.
Despite the small hiccup of not quite getting there without a little yellow help, it has been noted over at Cowley Street that they are yet to get an invite for drinks and nibbles. No one is quite sure whether the DPM will pop in and it seems there is a concerted effort to keep the party on the down low and relatively exclusive. When Guido phoned one former staffer-turned-lobbyist earlier to ask for details there was a marked silence before “Party? Tonight? …bastards.”
UPDATE: Some tuts and mutterings that they are all getting kicked out at 8.30.