The Tory whips come in for plenty of criticism when things are going wrong in the party. But you can’t accuse them of taking their fingers off the sartorial pulse. Mr Steerpike has seen an email sent out to all Conservative MPs explaining the meaning of that terrifying term ‘smart casual’:
Following Keith Simpson’s recent missive about smart casual dress, some considerable confusion has arisen about the sartorial requirements of being so attired.
For the avoidance of all confusion, the attachment is the definitive statement of what is “smart casual”.