As May's carnival of catastrophe rumbles on into Jeremy Corbyn's allotment, there's one tiny crumb of pleasure to be had in the gathering gloom.
Yes folks: Polly Toynbee will be bricking herself. The two major party 'leaders', both personally committed to leaving the EU, in the same room, hoping to hatch a workable exit plan. It might happen!
Polly, of course, was hoping Labour would stay aloof and grab an opportunity in all the carnage to see A50 revoked. Period. "Any Brexit is a bad Brexit ... no time for compromise!" Home and dry. Nightmare over. And you sort-of feel Starmer is hoping the same.
So: will Corbyn and May find unexpected love among the tomato plants? Will Jeremy ultimately be as stroppily pro Brexit as Polly fears? A bit of a cliff-hanger for her at the end of this particular episode.
UPDATE: Polly is indeed distressed, and emoted all over Newsnight last night. Thin comfort: but a pleasure to behold.