Rory Stewart’s Latest Trek

Despite advising the Prime Minister on international affairs, Tory MP Rory Stewart missed the crucial Commons vote over bombing Syria. His sheepish explanation is that he was at his sister’s wedding. As Guido revealed in the Sun yesterday, Rory almost made it back though he got stuck in traffic in Chiswick on the outskirts of London. Given he took a taxi from the West Country at a cost of £360 it was an expensive cock-up. Cameron sacked Jesse Norman for missing the vote so this might cost him yet. He certainly can’t justify making an expense claim if he didn’t vote. Guido understands he only missed the train by three minutes…




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Philip Hammond uses a trip to Berlin to mock the Foreign Secretary:

“A compromise is the art of dividing a cake in such a way that everyone believes he has the biggest piece. Wise words with some applicability to the Brexit negotiations although I try to discourage talk of “cake” amongst my colleagues.”

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