Gordon Brown gave a speech this morning for all the political staff who are leaving No 10 Downing Street due to the election. His anecdote involved his very first day with Sarah Macauley, now Mrs Brown.
As the Downing Street spokesman told journalists this afternoon:
“Trying to impress (the future) Mrs Brown, he (Gordon) invited her to dinner, which he was planning to cook. He laid the table, put out table cutlery, prepared for Sarah to arrive…when she arrived he realised he’d put a duvet cover on the table. But it didn’t stand in the way of romance.”
It is of course a charming tale. But don’t be surprised if it appears in certain newspapers tomorrow in a less than flattering light.