Perhaps he forgot to bring his moral compass with him?
Gordon Brown, who is hoping that the two day state visit by President Sarkozy would chart a new course in Anglo-French relations, lost his own sense of direction at the state banquet at Windsor Castle.
Amid the pomp and pageantry of the white tie occasion there was no sign of Mr Brown as the Queen and Mr Sarkozy took their places at the centre of the top table.
The Queen, who hosted the banquet for 150 guests, looked bemused and was overheard clearly saying: "Has the Prime Minister got lost?" after he failed to appear as scheduled.
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Gordon Brown gets lost at Sarkozy's state banquet
Or so Andrew Pierce claims in the Daily Telegraph: