Wes Streeting MP, whose constituency includes a sizeable chunk of Wansteadium readership, has spiked scurrilous rumours that a kebab was left festering unnoticed in his dinner jacket pocket for weeks.
He was said to have found the forgotten kebab when he took his suit out of the wardrobe. The Times ran the story in its diary column during the week, based on a student source.
But Wes tweeted that the story had been somewhat blown up – it was not a kebab in the pocket, he said, but rather just a stain on sleeve. That’s cleared that up.
This is a terrible stain on my good name. @patrick_kidd has the slightly wrong end of the stick. In fact I found my dinner jacket sleeve covered with a big burger sauce stain on. Not quite the same, but I don’t think I’ll trouble the Times letters page with a correction 😂— Wes Streeting MP (@wesstreeting) October 12, 2021
Ooops… I blame the student who sent the story. Though he quoted you saying "When I reached for my DJ I found the remains of a Gardi's kebab", which tbf sounded more like decomposed matter than escaped sauce… Anyway, sorry. I'll buy you a Gardi's sometime in compensation.— Patrick Kidd (@patrick_kidd) October 12, 2021