I don't know what they are putting in MPs' water at the moment, but it is certainly provoking them to boast a lot. Last week we had Stephen Byers talking himself up to gain a lobbying contract and then we had Vince Cable boasting that the Treasury had called him in to seek his sage and wise advice.
It actually turned out that Vince had requested the meeting with the Treasury Permanent Secretary himself and the meeting had lasted a mere 20 minutes. Vince has now been forced to write a grovelling letter of apology.
The halo is, at last, slipping.
PS An afterthought. I wonder whether Vince might like to apologise to The Observer. After all, he got a front page out of them for a completely bogus story and made them look like idiots. I hope they remember that next time he comes a knockin'...