First Mandelson and Draper come back to rescue Labour and now Cameron reappoints Kenneth Clarke to the Tory front bench. Just as Britpop combo Blur reform and Oasis make a comeback. The Clarke back-from-the-dead idea was first floated by Konnie Huq on “This Week”‘s end of year predictions show with live Abba tribute band singing “Konnie Konnie” to hte strains of “Mama Mia”. Micheal Portillo scoffed at the time but he’ll have to eat his words now.

PS Saw a pic of the pubsecent K. Clarke (Caius) the other day on the wall at the Cambridge Union Society taken in the ’60s when he was a Committe member. He hasn’t really changed since.