The unusual sound of a toast to Gordon Brown echoed around a Parliamentary dining room earlier this week. Don’t get carried away: George Eustice was hosting a dinner for his alma mater Truro School, where the new headmaster is unfortunately cursed with the name of Andrew Gordon-Brown. There is still no sign of the real McCoy in these parts.
Also missing from the dinner was Danny Alexander’s special adviser Julia Goldsworthy, another former pupil of Truro. The fact that Eustice beat her for their local Cornwall seat by just 66 votes in 2010 might have something to do with that.