You will recall the story I ran a couple of weeks ago where I accused Gordon Brown's spin team of bullying the Sunday lobby. Well, it appears the Great Clunking Fist has been at it again.
Last night the Conservatives were told that the only Minister speaking at the Association of Chief Police Officers Conference in Manchester today was Police Minister Tony McNulty. Shadow Home Secretary David Davis is also speaking. Davis will have been somewhat surprised to learn this morning via the Today Programme that Gordon Brown is now due to speak.
So the question is: was ACPO under instruction not to tell the Conservatives about Brown's speech, or was it hastily arranged in the small hours of this morning? I think I know which my money is on.