If you think today's Hoon/Hewitt ionspired events have been fairly calamitous all round, you don't know the half of it. I am told that Geoff Hoon mistakenly sent a blank email to all Labour MPs at 10.40am this morning, realised what he had done, then sent another one apologising. And then finally, just after PMQs had finished he managed to send the real thing. By that time, some Labour MPs had tired of getting emails from Hoon and didn't bother to read it.
This email malarkey isn't as easy as it looks, apparently.