Defeated Labour candidate for Sherwood, Emilie Oldknow, and her groom, the former Brown bunker insider deputy political secretary at Number 10, Jonathan Ashworth, invited Sarah and Gordon Brown to their recent wedding.
The dire consequences were all too predictable. This from Tribune’s society diarist:
What the smiley pictures didn’t reveal was that guest-of-honour Gordon was two hours late for the Derbyshire ceremony. Instead of proceeding without him, the entire proceedings were put on hold until the tardy Browns had finished faffing around at their hotel. Other weddings were backed up in the queue and guests arriving for the evening event at plush Breadsall Priory country estate found that the wedding banquet had still not finished. The coup de grace came when the Browns decided to leave early.
The Bride arrived before the guest of honour, who was probably dithering over his choice of tie…