The House of Commons was still abuzz following the heel stomping received from the Prime Minister by the well heeled Hairbrush David Cameron, leader of Her Majesty's official opposition. However, for Hairbrush worse was to follow.
The Prime Minister announced at PMQ's that he would be having dinner with the Scottish singer, Susan Boyle that evening accompanied by his Chancellor, Alistair Darling and their wives.
The Tories were stupified, knocked head over heels at the implications for the upcoming election. Tory to a man cried shaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaame. Hairbrush Dave looked round for help and appeared lost. Gordon Brown, grinned like a Cheshire Cat as he hummed "I Dreamed a Dream" to his front row colleagues.
Hairbrush rose to speak and the House fell silent. He asked if it was to be a Scottish evening, the Prime Minister answered yes. Hairbrush still appeared to be in shock because he knew that such a dinner party would interest many thousands of Susan Boyle fans who might now be inclined to vote Labour. "Life may have killed the dream you dreamed", Hairbrush, to quote Miss Boyle's signature song.
Reactions across the Atlantic from our Washington desk
As the news filtered out of the Commons, UK subo fanatics, frantically Googling for any news of their heroine found the story and Twittered like mad. The news was soon posted on the fanatics forum, where like minded fanatics in the US Googled Prime Minister and Gordon Brown and came up with the dreaded word "Socialist".
The forum went into meltdown as it's cult membership in the US reeled at the prospect of their heroine being wined and dined by a Socialist. Members demanded an immediate email campaign to stop the dinner. One wrote, "Socialists provide free health care to the poor, give out free bus passes and wasn't Stalin a Socialist. What is a Premier Minister, is he like a Senator? The Queen must put a stop to this."
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