Birthday meeting today was strictly business

18th December

It was all by the rules. My 49th birthday celebrated in the same manner as the year before. Let them eat cake. Because, as we all know, celebrating is a luxury event that is less important than saving lives.

Just think:

  • this time last year there was no party going on at No. 10 either.
  • this time tomorrow England may have bettered my 49 not out
  • this time next year England may be lifting the World Cup

Warning: some of these claims may be easier to believe than others…