Thousands of blue-rinsed Colonel's wives and thousands more tub-thumping old buggers who demand “Good Old Britain” dropped a stainless steel 'cordon sanitaire' across our borders today to advise Tory leader, David Cameron, it's time to get real and get very nasty.
In the wake of the humiliating Eastleigh bi-election result, Prime Minister Cameron finds himself at his political crossroads. Carry on cuddling up to the gays and you're toast. Leave the door open to Romanians and you're dead.
Meanwhile, desperately ambitious yet utterly confused, Ed Miliband, looks on for any opening to slither into any remotely opportunistic hole that looks vaguely promising.
God help us all.