Not flash, just Gordon, was the slogan. That rings hollow this morning. At his press conference this morning Gordon Brown was asked repeatedly by Tom Bradby of ITN and Jon Craig from Sky about deals with the DUP. Brown responded by quoting two DUP MPs saying there was no deal. He also said he personally had not done a deal. This rather cleverly left open the possibility that he hadn't sullied his own hands (he is a man of courage, after all) but had left it to Northern Ireland Secretary Shaun Woodward to do the dirty work.
His cover was blown when Jon Craig revealed that DUP MP Gregory Campbell had told him what was on the DUP's shopping list. It remains unclear how many items on that list were ticked off.