By Robert Barry
It was the question that put Gordon Brown in the hot seat. What do you have with your tea? And more importantly, do you dunk? In a press conference held to promote new film, Remember Me, Robert Pattinson put aside months of speculation when he revealed for the first time his love for the crumbly biscuit treat.
Syrupy new romcom (well, rom anyway), Remember Me, represents something of a departure for Pattinson. Used to playing brooding, insecure types with unresolved oedipus complexes in teen flicks about vampires and wizards, here he teams up with Lost star Emilie de Ravin in a film that deals with (or at least mentions) real, adult themes such as global politics, nihilism and international terrorism, and in which Pattinson plays a brooding, insecure type with an unresolved oedipus complex.
To herald Mr Diggery - I mean Pattinson's coming of age, it seemed only right to challenge him with what has become perhaps the political question du jour. Mumsnet users were shocked and appalled late last year when Gordon Brown repeatedly refused to answer this simple question. After more than 24 hours, finally the truth came out via the Prime Minister's Twitter feed, ending the Great Biscuit Silence of 09. So, between the austerity nostalgia of David Cameron's choice of oat cakes, the bland sincerity of Nick Clegg's Rich Tea, and the cheeky little secret of Gordon's finally, naughtily avowed, "anything with a bit of chocolate." Where was Pattinson to nail his political colours? Or would he storm off in a biscuit-induced huff, refusing to comment and thus inviting the fury of mums and Telegraph columnists everywhere?