New York - The agency slashed Brits' triple-A rating down one notch after rival credit analysts Standard & Poor Bastards issued a trick or treat dare.
From midnight tonight Moody's Investors Service's new classification comes in as AA1 slicing a half point off the country's street cred.
To the average bloke in the average Brit street the downgrade will mean f++k all, of course.
But try to borrow a few hundred billion and the pain threshold rises proportionally with the tumescence of a nation's debt. [WTF? - 'Ed']
This evening's announcement has rattled George Osborne as he juggles with which whopping great big lie to tell next to the electorate.
Including just how much we're still paying the Bloody Yanks for our Iraq War costs.
And other stuff like Taliban-induced debts.
Only Germany and Canada now retain the precious triple-A rating but all that could change with a decent international fraud trial.