Clare Short heaped further humiliation on Tony Blair, by sensational claims that British spies had tapped the phones of Eurovision Song Contest entrants.
Britain suffered an unprecedented thrashing at last years contest by getting a nul points' score and it is believed that the troubled Prime Minister was trying to prevent this happening again.
It is understood, that the government instructed MI6 spies to monitor rival performers so that Britain's infamous licensed to kill' operatives could liquidate all likely winners.
Ms Short had already caused international upset by claims that British spies had tapped the phones of the U.N. General Secretary, Kofi Anan, during the Iraqi conflict.
Mr Blair continued his tirade of abuse against Clare Short, in a hastily drawn press conference this morning.
Ms Short is singing from the wrong hymn sheet,' Mr Blair mocked.
She is completely out of tune with the traditions of the Eurovision Song Contest.'
We all know that the winner of this year's competition will be decided by tone-deaf Bosnian peasants'.
Not even my spin jockeys can change that record,' he wept.