Douglas Alexander, the obedient little gnome in Labour's front garden, has put his hairy gnome-feet in his silly political mouth.
This morning on BBC News, he was being interviewed in advance of Gordon Brown's farewell speech, and my goodness can that man stick to a party line! Wow. Didn't buy a word of it, not a jot until...
"I don't think we would want to fight an election based solely on our record"
I'm not surprised to hear it Douglas. If that's not an admission of failure, I don't know what is. Having come close to obliterating parts of society through a number of, let's just say 'silly' policies, highlighting your past wouldn't be a winning strategy.