Alistair Darling hasn't been seen or heard from for several days. Has Ed Balls got him trussed up in a dungeon somewhere, or has he been rendered mute? You'd have thought the Chancellor - sorry, Second Secretary of State - might have had something to say about the events of the last few days, wouldn't you?
He couldn't be ... no, that's silly ... I'd make myself look ridiculous by even suggesting it... I think.