I've spent the last hour listening to the Stephen Nolan programme on 5 Live while driving into the BBC. I could hardly believe what the Health Secretary, Andy Burnham, told the programme.
"We have an NHS with no waiting lists."
This comes on top of him saying that the NHS came second in his affections to Everton FC. I wonder what Mrs Burnham made of that!
But seriously, isn't the Health Secretary telling a blatant untruth about waiting lists a far more significant story, than a backbench MEP criticising the NHS? Oh sorry, I forgot. It's August.
All this stuff from Alastair Campbell and John Prescott saying this all reveals the true nature of the Conservative Party makes me laugh. Is John McDonnell or Jeremy Corbyn representative of the Labour Party? Does Lembit Opik represent the LibDems? Every party has mavericks, people who attract controversy and who put forward uncomfortable ideas. The Conservative Party is no different.
Without such people we would have very grey and boring politics.
Do tune in after midnight...