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Tory MPs Treated To Pimms In Downing Street Garden By Theresa May

David Cameron originally planned a hog roast

20/07/2016 15:42
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Tory MPs expecting a delicious hog roast in the Downing Street rose garden were left disappointed after the new Prime Minister scaled back the soiree.

Former PM David Cameron originally planned a summer barbeque with Tory MPs as part of a charm offensive to pull the party back together after a bruising EU Referendum campaign.

But with the Tory leadership contest wrapping up sooner than expected, there were fears the get-together would be scrapped.

Cameron’s successor, Theresa May, decided to keep the date in the diary, but instead of a planned hog roast – provided by a cater from Cameron’s seat of Witney in Oxfordshire – MPs were served canapés.

They were however offered a refreshing glass of Pimms on Tuesday - the hottest day of the year so far.

One MP told HuffPost UK: “There were some trays of canapés but no barbeque.

“It only lasted an hour as it started at six and we had a vote at seven.

“Theresa spoke to us and told us to have a good break this summer as the work will really get going when we get back.”

Cameron was known for his love of barbeques in the Downing Street garden, and in 2011 even flipped burgers with US President Barack Obama at a soiree for UK and US servicemen and women.

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