Alistair Darling, it seems, has decided he is due "a very big apology". From the Tories, that is - not, as you might have imagined, from G.Brown.
Well well well.The goal-keeper has rushed out of his area flailing and shouting, and the ball is at our feet. What shall we do ? Chip it over his head ? Side-step his rash charge and tap it in ? Pass it generously to a team-mate who hasn't scored so far in this one-sided match ?
I have a feeling that Cameron's script-writers will be enjoying themselves in the run-up to this week's PMQs. Let's have a little try ourselves.
Alistair, we are so, so sorry
Sorry that you were so badly treated by Brown, Ball and their Forces of Hell. Sorry that you didn't feel able to resign, or draw the line at their outrageous postponement of necessary economic measures until after the election. That when you first became Chancellor in 2007 you didn't immediately realise the storm was about to break - and do something about it. That you let the banks dictate terms to you in 2008, and get away with murder as soon as they'd drawn breath ...
Roll on PMQs !