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Wednesday 4th April 2012
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British tourists are notorious for their reluctance to sample foreign cuisine, but one hungry holidaymaker has suffered the wrath of the Foreign Secretary after a bizarre appeal to UK consular staff to find him a Christmas dinner.
In a speech this morning William Hague revealed he has had enough of troublesome tourists bombarding embassies with comical requests.
“We are not the people to turn to,” he said, “if you can't find your false teeth, if your sat nav is broken and you need directions, if your jam won't set, if you are looking for a dog-minder while you are on holiday, if your livestock need checking on, or if you want someone to throw a coin into the Trevi fountain for you because you forgot while you were on holiday and you want your marriage to succeed.”
Hague goes on to insist the UK’s good relations with its neighbours does not extend to translating ‘I love you’ into Hungarian, as one "love-struck tourist" asked.
Dot can’t help but wonder if that love-struck traveller was Bill's boss, after Dave’s short-lived bromance with Hungarian PM Viktor Orban on that cold December night in Brussels.