Balls had been flying out to visit his parents, but was confronted with two alarming situations at once, as the incoming call from Brown coincided with his realisation the beef had been left behind.
“Yvette’s father was behind the wheel as we pulled into Heathrow when my pager bleeped with a text: ‘CALL ME URGENTLY – GORDON.’” Balls recounted in a post on Facebook.
“I called him, while tripping through the usual travel checklist in my mind: passport, wallet, presents, and realised with a sudden jolt that we had left the prime joint back in the fridge at Yvette’s parents’ Hampshire home.”
It was then that the ridiculous mix-up began.
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