News reaches me that the Tories have attacked the Labour Party for my comments about those poor young people who were made to change into their uniforms in public under London Bridge at the weekend.
I suspect they crassly assumed that I would hold anti-monarchist views because of the strident position I have taken in other policy areas.
My comments were misconstrued and nobody should think I was referring to The Queen. I spent most of the weekend celebrating her extraordinary service to Britain at events in the Midlands. I am a strong supporter of the monarchy. Those celebrations were for the people and for her, not the political elite.
And just in case some of my tabloid friends are thinking of wilfully misconstruing my position, please see below, pictures of our family jubilee party. There was also the wonderful event held at Hartlebury Castle – where Elizabeth I once stayed and there is a plaque to commemorate the diamond jubilee of Queen Victoria.
I think I’ve made my point. Are you reading this Tom Newton Dunn of the Sun?
And just to make certain: my silver jubilee scout badge even made an appearance at the weekend too.