Op-ed: When oh when will MPs and their teams learn that they are under the eyes of the media 24/7?
This week a Tory aide carrying a document learned the hard way that sensitive papers should be kept out of sight. The document was quickly photographed and became the latest big bad BRexit news story.
"“What is the model? Have cake and eat it,” the document states hopefully" reports the Daily Mirror.
It makes you almost wonder if the gaffe was in fact a deliberate outing. If it was not it was certainly stupid.
So Theresa May and her BRexit team has gone from no plan to have cake and eat it plan?
Not so long ago she claimed she was determined not to reveal the UK's plan and negotiation strategy ahead of talks but now European negotiators must be enjoying fits of hysterical laughter at our expense.
This latest fiasco or storm in a teacup highlights the shambolic state of the Tory Party as it leads the country toward the triggering of Article 50 and the country's exit from the European Union.
Greg Clark, the often smug sounding and looking Tory Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, looked rather uncomfortable answering questions on cake-and-eat-it-gate on Tuesday morning news channels.
He may have tried laughing off the whole affair but it is not difficult imagining a very different scene behind closed doors.
The woman in the image is an advisor to Mark Field a man who the Daily Mail describes as an influential pro-Remain Conservative MP who represents the City of London.
The team overseeing BRexit is a mixed bag singing from various song sheets. They appear out of tune with each other too.
They can now add incompetence to their CVs.
Op-ed: It has been a good week for those campaigning for the EU to stay in the UK or has it?
It is Earth Day Friday and US President Barack Obama acted similarly on that special day in 2015 to 2016. This year he was jetted into the UK along with a couple of helicopters, more than a dozen vehicles, security, administrators and press teams.
He visited Saudi Arabia ahead of the UK.
In 2015 he attended a climate change summit in France along with other world leaders on Earth Day. They of course all arrived on magic carpets so they did not damage the environment or climate further.
Mr Obama could be in the UK to discuss many things but one central topic is the EU referendum.
UK TV news channels have aired Mr Obama's speech given alongside Tory pal and UK PM David Cameron.
BBC late evening news Friday opted to say Obama handed out a rebuke to the UK that was all his own but we doubt that.
Saying the UK could be pushed to the 'back of the queue' rather than the 'back of the line' smacks of British interference.
But that was in relation to the controversial TTIP trade deal which many people in the UK oppose unless it is tweaked.
Still Pres. Obama sent a clear message that if the UK opts to leave the EU the USA may somewhere down the road set up a trade deal with Britain but we would be at the 'back of the queue'.
Royal and celebrity watchers will be in seventh heaven with the Queen's birthday Thursday, Barack and Michelle Obama Friday and then Friday evening images of the Obamas with Wills and Kate and young Prince George.
The rest of us will shake our heads.
In a week when the British electorate has been told, by a series of people and organisations that most of us do not trust, that leaving the EU would be a disaster will Mr Obama's words be heeded?
Perhaps they will by some but there has already been an angry reaction from others and his words could backfire.
The USA is a stand-alone country in many ways and it is difficult to imagine it handing over any of its administration to say South America or Canada.
And in the final analysis the more some people tell you to do something the more you want to do the opposite.
We have nine weeks before the EU referendum. The sooner June 23 is here and gone the better.
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