This morning's 'Today' programme interviewed four politicians, namely Andrew Dismore, Eric Joyce, Dawn Primarolo and Tom Watson. The topics they covered were, respectively, police crowd-control methods, armed forces injury compensation, the teaching of evolution in primary schools and the use of twittering in politics. Do you notice what all four interviewees have in common?
Yes, all four of them are Labour MPs. Was this an edition of 'Today' or a meeting of the Parliamentary Labour Party?
Watson, a man who was inside Brown's bunker during the McBride/Draper smear scandal, took part in a jokey interview with Jim 'ain't-it-funny-how-unworldly-I-can-be-when-it-comes-to-modern-technology' Naughtie. I'd have asked Watson, "Do you twitter Derek Draper much?" That would have been a much funnier (if I say so myself). Perish the thought, though, that James Naughtie would ever do anything to embarrass 'The Party'.