There was much clenching of teeth at the Guardian party at the Labour conference last night. Why? Because Gordon Brown failed to show up, and decided instead to break bread with the Telegraph at their bash instead. And frankly, who could blame him.
However, there was some consolation for the assembled Grauniad hacks. Martin McGuinness turned up, which, bearing in mind the event was held at The Grand, was surely some sort of sick joke. Or ... [fill in the blanks yourself].