Was Cheri's outburst yesterday a Freudian slip?
Apparently, according to a Reuters journalist while Gordon Brown was in full flow yesterday, saying how much he considered working for Tony Blair an honour, Mrs Blair is reported to have blurted out the words 'thats a lie' - apparently in disgust, as she was leaving the hall.
The story, reported by a Reuters journalist, erupted across all the main media, spurred on by the knowledge that Mrs Blair cannot stand Gordon Brown at the best of times, let alone when he is poised to deny her husband his job.
Editors clearly decided the unwitnessed exchange was genuine, even though it was eventually denied seven hours later by Mrs Blair.
Interestingly what she said was "the story is not true ... and I don't believe it anyway."
Looks to me like a case of 'hell hath no fury' and all that; but it has certainly made a very boring Labour conference come to life..