London - Government ministers are drawing lots for the dubious pleasure of standing near Tony Blair at the Remembrance commemoration in Whitehall this Sunday.
Last year M'Noble Lord drew the short straw that saw nostrils pucker at the sickening, 'mouldy fungus'-like whiff wafting over from the ex-Prime Monster at the Cenotaph ceremony.
"Yep, it was a classic stinkhorn occasion," his PPS tweeted today as a video of the 2011 wreath laying was reviewed this afternoon, "probably accidentally doused himself with some of Cherie's Eau-de-Lady Macbeth aftershave, heheh."
Official footage shows a 'totally paranoid-looking' Blair constantly glancing over his shoulder as M'Noble Lord chokes back a gagging reflex from the sheer proximity of it all.
Wild-eyed and exhaling hexoplasm-like nasal steamy trails in the freezing parade weather Blair may have been fearful about some blunt - or possibly even sharp - instrument about to smack him one from behind.
Of course, M'Noble Lord has no need of stooping to such depths while Blair continues to spectacularly dig his own grave in blissful ignorance of having been rumbled a very, very long time ago.
As for that other fragrant little bugbear Nick Clegg is being consigned to standing in line ahead of some bayonet-wielding Dad's Army-esque squaddies in full attack regalia.
The televised ceremony is a must for realpolitik watchers who have been promised a 'treat' at this year's upcoming fiasco.