This has to be the wheeze of yet another pink little political adviser in the Westminster Village. You do despair at the level of political unintellligence obtaining where we need the very best.
The announcement tonight that the Prime Minster, Conservative David Cameron and the Deputy Prime Minister, LIberal Democrat Nick Clegg, are to renew their coalition vows, can do nothing except give the cartoonists a field day.
They are to be taking to an industrial site in Essex to go through the ritual – a very different setting from the romance of the Rose Garden at No 10 Downing Street where they first pledged their troth.
The industrial background is, we imagine, designed to show that they’ve manned up after the drubbing both of their parties sustained in the recent local authority elections.