Whoops - the Conservative Party have just emulated our Revered Font Of Economic Management by opening their mouth and inserting a foot.
Challenged on BBC2 Daily Politics yesterday to name the 20 top quangocrats earning an average of £650,000 per annum, Philip Hammond admitted he did not have the list to hand but promised to e-mail it to the show later - which he has now done.
The list would appear to have quite a few names of heads of organisations which are not truly quangos, in the strict understanding of the word.
Now we know the correct term for the Tories is Conservative, however they don't have to flaunt the first three letters!
2 hours ago