Blog: Leonie BarrieA Burberry for Bush

Leonie Barrie | 24 July 2006

Well, well…we finally have the answer to the question that’s had us on tenterhooks for the past few days – or at least since the ‘off-the-record’ exchange between George Bush and Tony Blair. What exactly did the British Prime Minister give the US President for his birthday? None other than a GBP90 Burberry sweater according to newspaper reports at the weekend – one of the cheapest designs in the new Burberry London collection.

During a private conversation accidentally broadcast at last week’s G8 summit, the President was heard to say: “Thanks for the sweater – it’s awfully thoughtful of you,” before joking: “I know you picked it out yourself.” An embarrassed Mr Blair replied: “Absolutely – in fact, I knitted it!”

Bush and Blair uncut


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