Norwich North Labour MP Ian Gibson was on the Today Programme this morning bemoaning the fact that he now gets shouted at in supermarkets by angry constituents and it's all Gordon Brown's fault.

Later on this morning, Mid Norfolk Tory MP Keith Simpson was dragooned into shopping by his lady wife at the local Tesco. He was eyeing up a nice bottle on Pinto Grigiot when a rather attractive lady ran up to him and exclaimed: "Ah, just the man I need!" Preparing himself for some political praise, he straightened his back and drew himself up to his full six foot three inches. "Yes," the lady continued, "Would you reach up and get me that bottle on the top shelf, there's a good chap?"

Cue instant deflation, and a gimlet glare from Mrs S.