The prime minister of Thailand, Abhisit Vejjajiva, or is it Vabisit Avejaviva, has caused Gordon Brown considerable consternation by declaring a state of emergency.
What has proven to be of most embarrassment to Gordon Brown is that the Thai prime minister declared a state of emergency here in the UK.
Mr Vegavagitation said that the state of the banks in the UK, the size of ex-RBS directors' pensions, the use of an 0870 number by the DVLA, the recent death of Jade Goody, the £1 charge (or lucky escape fee, if you've ever been to Luton) to drop someone off at Luton Airport, the rust on the Angel of the North and the new series of 'Britain's Got Talent' is pushing the UK over the brink.
Abhisit Vesuvius decided that for the sake of the G20 nations, of which there are 21, itself a cause for a national emergency, and the preservation of Jonathan Ross's enormous salary, he had better declare a state of emergency.
David Cameron was said to be quite conservative in his reaction.