Thursday, February 27, 2014

Fresh Muffins with Tonbridge Tom....


Tom Tugendhat, the next MP of the Tonbridge and Malling constituency, has very kindly invited me to have breakfast with him at the Hadlow Manor Hotel. Very nice of you Tom but I hardly know you and still have trouble spelling your name, let alone pronouncing it! That said I have, rather cautiously accepted his invitation on the basis that I should be able to trust him. After all, as he points out on the invitation, he is an ex-journalist, PR and Management Consultant, financier and future Member of Parliament and we know how trustworthy they all are! Interestingly he makes no mention of his having served, as I understand it, for many years as a reservist in war zones and the like. Maybe he likes to play that one down and for it just to sit there, as it were, as his ace card! Actually I'm sure that he has invited lots of my fellow Tonbridge business folk so it will be an opportunity for a bit of gossip/opinion gathering and maybe some of that, what do they call it now, networking. 7-30am is a little early for a bookseller though Tom so don't expect to see the best of me and make sure the croissants and muffins are nice and fresh please!...

5 comments:

Paul Bailey said...

If you run out of topics to talk about, perhaps you could ask him about his time serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, fighting the insurgents and Al Qaeda. And following on from the theme of your previous "Lest we Forget" post you could ask him "Has he killed one or many of his enemies? Did he shoot them or even kill them with his bare hands?", or perhaps not???

Anonymous said...

Not sure Paul. But during interrogation of battlefield captives, Mr Tugendhat's fluency in Afghan languages would have been very useful.

Dave said...

Don't be fooled by this free breakfast. There is no such thing as a free breakfast. You can read his true intentions here so make sure you take a a £20 note with you. (cheaper breakfast available elsewhere in Tonbridge.)

Andrew Kennedy said...

I have asked Hadlow Manor for some specially baked "acid drop" flavoured pastries for those guests with a bitter disposition !

Anonymous said...

It take it by 'acid' you intend to give your pastries hallucinogenic properties, no doubt topped up with magic mushrooms.

I think stuffing you pastries with humbug would be more appropriate.