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.