As her husband worked into the night struggling with affairs of state, Samantha Cameron started work immediately by having the door of No. 10 Downing Street repainted symbolically in blue, with supporting yellow highlights.
Having sorted the front door to her satisfaction, she started work on the austere interior of the Prime Ministerial residence. Out will go the upright hard wooden chairs and post war utility furniture favoured by the outgoing incumbent and in will come an extravagance of tasteful luxury items that Mrs Cameron has been accumulating in a minor stately home for the past twelve years in anticipation of this moment.
In tweet to close friends @SamCam said “OMG! Talk about drab. The state rooms are in a right old state. Number ten? Number twos more likes.”
“To be honest, when Sam and Dave arrived yesterday evening, Sam’s first reaction was that the Brown’s must have stripped the place before leaving,” said a close friend. “But an aide told her that Mr Brown had intervened personally in the selection of the décor and furnishings after Peter Mandelson had taken too keen an interest.”
When the subject of No. 10's condition was raised, a friend of the Browns said “Ah! You must mean the light bulbs. That was an, um, oversight. Gordon and Sarah will return them as soon as possible.”