Last night I took an evening off from Liberal Democracy, to enjoy a pie and a pint in one of Hove’s finest hostelries.
At the bar I got chatting to a man who arrived in the UK last Sunday from Brisbane with his family. I heard his accent and mentioned to him that I had recently been “Down Under”.
He then asked what I was doing in Brighton and Hove, and I told him.
He was then very curious, and said that he had seen a bit of ITV “Daybreak” about the conference. Then, with a brow furrowed with curiosity he asked:
Hey, what is your guy having to say sorry about?
I took a deep breath and explained the situation in just over 60 seconds.
After listening intently to my explanation, our man from Brisbane said:
Jeez mate, I thought he’d actually done something wrong