Through gritted teeth, George Osborne announced to the House of Commons today the details and his rationale behind bailing out the neighbours over the Irish Sea.
Then the Tory boys chucked their venom and anti EEC bile at Cameron and Osborne.
The Tory backbenchers, many of them Eurosceptic, smiled the toff's smug smile. Yes, indeed, it is 20 years to the day that their darling Maggie was chased away. The irony is not lost on many of the Tory scum. The Iron Lady, who so succinctly told the world that the Euro would not last, almost has her wish. Give it a few weeks Maggie, if you manage to hang on that long!
The Chancellor (one big chancer that is), spent last night perusing his Irish holdings in land, property and the well known dark stout. This convinced him to rush in and act like he had won the World Cup single handed(dream on Georgie boy). As the saying goes fools rush in when the Eurowiseguys give the orders.
Back to the House of Commons as the Tory backbenchers circle ready to pounce on their own Chancellor. If there is one thing that will guarantee a Tory backbench revolt it's Europe. Make no mistake, call me Dave and Cleggers are shitting themselves as they await the revenge of the Tories in revolt.
It won't be this week, it won't be pretty but it certainly will be before Christmas and the anti Europe Tories will hit call me Dave hard.
Watch this space.