Business leaders have been highly critical of a three thousand pound a head business lunch at the Conservative Party conference which failed to deliver, amongst other things, any useful Conservative MPs, despite Kwasi Kwarteng speaking to every table.
Most of the complaints, though, were that James Cleverly closed the business dinner down 'before the mango sorbet was served', according to insiders today. A Conservative spokesman was initially nonplussed at the allegation - 'it's a pudding, we're here to deliver growth, growth, growth, not puddings,' he is said to have spluttered, before realisation dawned on him. 'Mango sorbet - government contracts without competition. Now I get it,' he said tapping his nose.