London -- (Associated Mess): Downing Street hit back at maverick Euro-Septic Respect Party MP George Galloway today by stating unequivocally that it would be "morally justified" for one of Cherie's personal hit-men to "take out" the outspoken Scotsman after he appeared in a very dodgy red leotard at a televised screening of Prime Minister's Question Time at the House of Commons the other day.
The row was initially started by a newspaper interview where Galloway expressed sympathy for young reality show wannabees driven to suicide by a congenital sense of sartorial hopelessness.
It then escalated when the Scots MP caused outrage by telling voters that a campaign of character assassination aimed at Prime Minister would be "morally equivalent to staging a Gay Pride march in Riyadh High Street, in Saudi Arabia".
The tit-for-tat row then became enflamed when Blair retalliated saying that he would want Galloway to face a police DNA test to check for blood-tie links to the Yorkshire Ripper.
This weekend the row shows no signs of abating as the UK press take up their various positions on the argument.
One red-top UK newspaper fashion editor condemned a recent photograph of Galloway's sartorial faux-pas leotard as "disgraceful and twisted" after it was publicised in a recent edition of Hansard, the House of Commons Blog journal.
Meanwhile a British National Party spokesman has weighed in by stating that Blair's own remarks might well constitute "encouragement to someone who might be disposed to carry out a crime", and therefore be open to prosecution under the Encitement to Hatred Act.
Supporters of Mr Galloway have gone on the record as stating that "it would be entirely logical and explicable to snuff out Blair and his wife after nine years of Neo-Thatcherite humbug dressed up as Socialism".
Asked if they would tip off the police about any potential plot, Galloway's cohorts have stated: "Yes. Because such an operation would be counter-productive as it would just generate a new wave of pro-Tory sentiment and new draconian anti-terror laws."
In a statement last night, Galloway revved up the bitter dispute by reminding voters of a 2002 incident involving Mrs Blair when she appeared at the Chelsea Flower Show with style guru Carole Caplin, dressed in some highly questionable white pointy pixie boots, which caused ourpourings of derision from Vogue magazine: "I understand why such desperate acts take place and why those involved might believe such actions are morally justifiable", said Galloway.
However, Mrs Blair did not actually go that far. In her remarks about haute couture she said: "As long as young people feel they have got no hope but to shop at BHS and Top Shop, up you are never going to make progress."
More developments are expected at the weekend.