When I saw the front page headline in today's Mail on Sunday, I thought to myself: 'I bet that's Ivan Lewis'. The headline was MINISTER: I'M SORRY FOR TEXTS TO GIRL, 24. Now don't get me wrong, I had no prior knowledge of Mr Lewis's text habits, but what I do know is that the junior health minister has angered Number 10 by several off message outbursts about how the government needs to get its act together. Since then, anonymous briefings have suggested he should behave or suffer the consequences.
He has just suffered the consequences.
Politics is a lovely business, eh? It comes to something when a government briefs the Mail on Sunday against one of its own. No doubt they will issue 'perish the thought' denials, but anyone with half a brain will know that this story hasn't appeared by accident.
UPDATE: Fraser Nelson agrees.