Article in today's Yorkshire Post
I just had a chat to him about Thursday. Apparently he spoke to Charles Clarke yesterday and asked him if he'd be joining us for rice. The answer, it seems, is no.
As yet, the Home Secretary has not responded directly to our invitation. Unlike his Canadian counterparts, both of whom have civilly sent their regrets.
Mr Clarke, we're waiting!
(And just so none of them can say they didn't get their invitations, we'll be delivering hard copies to the Marriott Hotel this evening.)