The Mail on Saunday reports that senior Conservatives have called for Jonathan Ross to be sacked after his interview with David Cameron. Particular offence was taken by Ross' references to certain....ahem...boyish practices in connection with Lady Thatcher.
Norman Tebbitt said: 'If I had been on the show I would have told Ross that he was a slob. It is a pity that Mr Cameron didn't tell him so and leave the show.' (One wonders what strange set of circumstances would need to be in place for Norman Tebbitt to be offered and to accept an invitation to appear on "Friday night with Jonathan Ross".)
The Mail on Sunday leads with this story today, giving it the full splash headline: "OBSCENE".
As usual, this appearance was no doubt calculated by Cameron and his advisers to give him some great publicity, particularly amongst the under 30s. (It is a shame that "Dick and Dom in da Bungalow" isn't still going because I am sure that DC would enjoy playing "Pro-celebrity Bogies".)
But I do enjoy imagining the likes of Tebbitt and retired Colonel-types across the home counties spitting out their G&Ts at the sight of their leader laughing uproariously when asked:
'Did you or did you not have a **** thinking "Margaret Thatcher"?'
You can see the Mail on Sunday story here and all about Dick and Dom here.