Foreign Secretary William Hague was last night facing calls to resign after sources reported that he had failed to "organise a piss up in a brewery" in his constituency of Richmond, Yorkshire.
Hague, who was heavily criticised by British nationals stuck in Libya for a seemingly shambolic and disorganised response to the crisis In North Africa , was on the steering group set up to coordinate fund raising efforts for the Tories in Yorkshire.
But one of the main events - a potentially major money spinning dinner dance in the John Smiths Brewery in Catterick - collapsed when it emerged that no one had remembered to order any alcohol for the guests.
All of the 500 assembled guests left by 8pm and all have asked for their £250 admission fee to be refunded.
Mr Hague has declined to comment.