Defiant Gordon Brown unveiled his new-look Cabinet yesterday – but left voters clueless over who many of them are...to many ordinary Brits weary of the leadership saga, it was a sea of unknown faces around the famous Cabinet table in 10 Downing Street.
Cabinets are supposed to be crammed full of big-hitting politicians the public are familiar with.
But many of Mr Brown’s team have been hastily promoted, leaving voters asking: “Who are these people?”
And the evidence for what the public thinks? Well, it doesn't actually mention where this comes from. It is entirely possible that such a poll does exist, but the failure to name is source is immediately suspicious. If there is a poll, it's probably done in the Star newsroom.
Because, as the BBC's Chief Political Correspondent James Landale pointed out on the day of the reshuffle:
It's been a mini-reshuffle. Over half of the cabinet are in the same jobs. There are only six new entrants. It's not a substantial injection of new blood.
So how does the Star decide it's 'a sea of unknown faces'? Probably because they have been so busy watching Big Brother and I'm a Celebrity over the last few years that they don't have a clue about politics.
And to prove it: their 'humourous' 'alternative' Cabinet, which suggests Simon Cowell as PM and Lucy Pinder at International Development because
'this glamour girl, 25, would be a great at making sure the international community developed an interest in the breast of British'.
See what they did there? Brilliant.