Last night it has been reported that the Eton educated conservative member for Witney was sitting with the mass of English travelling support in the stands at the RheinEnergieStadion, Cologne. Meanwhile a son of a Scottish manse Labour politician was sitting with the Hoi Polloi and German Government representatives in the VIP box.
But apparently all was not well between the two. The Raith Rovers supporter's associates claimed that the Tory was a Johnny Come Lately football follower and was trying to merge chameleon-like into the hearts of English supporters having acquired his ticket from his corporate friends. They also accused him of trying to make political capital out of football. Heaven forbid that the member for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath should attempt such a thing.
Apparently ITV provided the corporate tickets and while Tory spokespeople said their man would be celebrating with the fans he would not be out too late as he has a pressing engagement today at one of the Royal Palaces in the City of Westminster.