But it reminds me that Next Left may owe Shadow Chancellor George Osborne an apology. We cruelly 'itchy chin' ridiculed reported claims by his friends that it was the boy George who was pushing hardest for Ken to come back to the Shadow Cabinet.
However, a couple of days later, the always v.well informed Ben Brogan of the Mail reported that:
Mr Osborne has let it be known that neither he nor his 'friends' have voiced the view that he is happy about Mr Clarke's return, as reported yesterday.
So, sorry George, for thinking you might be so cynical as to pretend that you were.
Unless, however, tomorrow you do turn out to be really, really happy with your friend Dave inflicting what looks to most of Westminster like the double humiliation of the Hague promotion and Clarke return.
In that case, we can re-retract. We will know you were triple bluffing. Or something.