Following the "appalling debacle" of Gordon Brown apparently dissing a former Labour Voter (see all headlines), the Labour Party have been burning the candles at HQ to discuss their next tactic. And at 3.45am this morning the white smoke appeared from a somewhat fraught chimney in their Old Kent Road offices.
They have decided, on pain of party whip, to... simply go round in circles.
The idea sprang from Reuters news that a sailor had repeatedly cruised around a small island in the Thames Estuary believing it to be the coast of the south of England.
"A man who thought he was sailing along the coast of southern England had to be rescued by emergency services after his motor boat ran out of fuel while repeatedly circling a small island in the Thames estuary."
The sailor had no navigational charts, but he did admit to having a roadmap.
Labour Spokespersonnage Wendy Expectimback declined to be drawn into the Brown fiasco, but admitted, ""He was attempting to travel around the UK from Medway to Southampton and had somehow lost his bearings and ended up travelling around the Isle of Sheppey."
Mr. Brown, covering his head in his hands, said that he was (sea)sick and tired of bigoted people who had no experience of sailing a political party.