Tory Party Chairman Eric Pickles has moved quickly to scotch talk of the Tories adopting a so-called 'decapitation strategy' against a group of senior Cabinet Ministers, which I commented on earlier.
Speaking to me earlier, he described the idea as "clearly bunkum", and he alleged that "someone on the periphery of the campaign may have decided to big themselves up". He pledged that the party was concentrating on its 120 target seats. "Nothing will divert us onto playing the man rather than the ball," he added.
Or even Balls...
Pickles made clear that the party would continue to focus on areas where the party needed to win votes rather than rack them up in safer seats. That's exactly the strategy which the party successfully followed in the local elections - maximising votes where they were needed. "There is not, and never has been a decapitation strategy'," he added.