'Gordon Brown has called a summit in London to discuss radicalisation in Yemen, after the alleged failed bomb attack on a US plane over Detroit.
No 10 said the 28 January event had support from Washington and the European Union, and Mr Brown aimed to attract Saudi Arabia and Gulf states.
The prime minister said the meeting would involve key international partners and be held alongside the conference on the future of Afghanistan, due to be held in London on the same day.'
Today I read on Iain Dale of this exchange in the House of Commons yesterday:
"Sir Patrick Cormack: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what arrangements have been made for the conference on Yemen which he recently announced. So the 'summit' has become a two hour meeting... I wonder if Gordon Brown's fellow international leaders have recognised that Gordon Brown and indeed the UK are a busted flush and not worth taking seriously? Never mind Gordon I am sure the BBC will find another way to 'big you up' before the end of the week.
Mr. Ivan Lewis: The meeting on Yemen which my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister announced will take place on 27 January 2010, and is likely to last for around two hours. It will be principally at Foreign Minister level. We are in the process of discussing participation and the agenda with key international partners."