As "Thrasher" Mitchell's grasp on his cabinet position becomes ever more tenuous, a knight in shining armour comes galloping over the horizon.
In The Telegraph today Matthew d'Ancona is standing by his man: "Sorry - I don't but it," he writes "Mitchell has a temper and has been known to turn a colour that is best described as "Tory pink". But it is not in him to say such a thing. An old-school Conservative he may be, but the school in question is the One Nation Academy, in which courtesy and decency have always been at the core of the curriculum."
Will we ever get to the truth?