No it’s not a drink but an old expression for Anglo French relations, set to suffer (according to some) as a result of this – a new Mister Man called Mr Rude who’s flatulent, malodorous and speaks with a French accent. Mon dieu. Will this faux pas from Channel 5 and Roger Hargreaves’ lad Adam, who has taken over penning the stories, dent the special relationship between Blair and Sarko? According to the Today programme this morning other EU leaders noteably Angela Merkel are less keen on Blair’s bid for the EU Presidency than Monsieur Le President of France. TB needs him on side and can’t afford the Mister Men to become a diplomatic incident and scupper it.

In the meantime what new Mister Man/Little Miss would you like to see and who should such characters be modelled on?