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Theresa May’s Burns Night faux pas

23 January 2018

12:19 PM

23 January 2018

12:19 PM

Oh dear. On Monday night, the Prime Minister attempted to show her support for the union by throwing a Burns Night supper at No. 10.

Although Theresa May gave a short address at the inaugural event, Steerpike understands it fell to David Mundell – the Scottish Secretary – to address the haggis (a ‘crispy haggis’, served as a starter). Meanwhile, Kristene Hair gave the toast to the laddies.


Downing Street has released a list of the guest list for the dinner.

Alas, there’s a problem – or several problems to be more precise. Downing Street spelled at least five of the guests’ names wrong, including three Conservative MPs – Andrew Bowie, David Duguid and Ross Thomson. What’s more, rather than ‘Scottish Whisky Association’ it’s ‘Scotch Whisky Association’. Mr S can only presume the list was compiled after a few drams.


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