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Sarah Vine, columnist for the Daily Mail and also Michael Gove's (then Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) wife wrote about the event of the State Banquet for President Trump's State Visit. She did mention that had Jeremy Corbyn (then Leader of the Opposition) and other Shadow Cabinet members or Shadow Secretary of State accepted the invite and attended, she would not "make the cut". She also mentioned
"Of course, it wasn’t really me who was invited, it was my husband who, as Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, has actually earned his place at that table — with many others equally, if not more, worthy."https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ht-Donald.html
This article was published on 5th June 2019