There was much spluttering in shirtsleeves over Piers MorganÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s no-show for an interview with Alistair Campbell for his one-man stage show (Ã‚£15 a ticket, Ã‚£10 for Labour members; all proceeds from tickets and book sales to the Labour Party).
So up steps The GuardianÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s assistant editor, the ebullient and friendly Michael White. It was, you may remember, White who was punched in the face by Campbell (then a Mirror political hack) in 1991.
The day Robert Maxwell drowned White had joked about Ã¢â‚¬Å“CapÃ¢â‚¬â„¢n Bob, Bob, Bob, bobbingÃ¢â‚¬ in the Atlantic Ocean. At the time Campbell went mad.
Now it was time for White to vent his spleen at Morgan though: Ã¢â‚¬Å“IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m a late substitute for Piers Morgan. I subscribe to Stephen FryÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s view on Piers Morgan Ã¢â‚¬’ he said that he would like to have the word Ã¢â‚¬ËœcountrysideÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ redefined to mean Ã¢â‚¬Ëœthe act of murdering of Piers MorganÃ¢â‚¬â„¢.Ã¢â‚¬
ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s over to you now Piers Ã¢â‚¬’ do get in touch via a postcard, mate!