London - A thinly veiled S&M joke at PMQs today saw UK Chancellor George Osborne squirming in his Commons front bench seat.
Opposition Leader Ed Miliband's swipe at Government economic policy saw a nudge-nudge/wink-wink remark allude to tabloids' current favorite scandal about a coke-snorting dominatrix called Natalie Rowe.
The sexy lady was pictured some years ago in a compromising position cuddling a much younger Osborne - whose hideously bouffant Princess Margaret-esque barnet has been the subject of ridicule ever since.
And oh, some 'redwoods' of a mystery whiteish powder complete with rolled-up fifty quid note are also in the frame.
Today the sordid saga was on a roll once more as Miliband laid into the Tory with his 'the Chancellor has lashed himself to the mast ...not for the first time perhaps' quip.
Guffaws from the Labour benches were as loud and raucous as last week's PMQs when Prime Monster David Cameron referred to fellow Conservative MP Nadine Dorries as 'extremely frustrated'.
A beetroot-red faced Osborne looked daggers at Miliband who changed tack slightly to pump Cameron on other domestic gripes, his holier-than-thou expression a dead ringer for Snow White of US cartoon movie fame.
The debate closed amid more ribald laughter as a copy of 'Of Human Bondage' by W Somerset Maugham fell out of Speaker Bercow's pocket.
Nick Clegg is 69.