FOOTNOTE: Interesting to see the Miliband press conference on BBC News Channel. Yesterday was one of those rare occasions where I got to dust off some of my schoolboy Russian on the Labour doorstep. Obviously my Latin and French are in regular use, but haven't had much call for the Russian since the UEFA Cup Final, where former USSR fans were by turns astonished and appreciative to hear market research being conducted, or at least introduced, Po- faltering Russky.
Like a dog walking on its hind legs .. and so on. Thank you to Mr Perfect - one of several suspected spy masters at the old school. No-one was taken in by that gammy leg schtick.