With reports starting to claim that the next global financial crisis is on the horizon, one could be forgiven for thinking it's all doom and gloom.
So Steerpike was cheered to see that Labour's former king of spin Damian McBride is on hand to put everyone's minds at rest. McBride says that he has been preparing for the day for a while now:
As a result, he's perfectly placed to offer a three-point guide on how to respond to the nascent crash. He says it's time to get cash out from your bank, stock up on bottled water and work out a safe meeting point among your friends and family:
Alas not everyone is heeding his warning. As of 3pm Mr S is yet to witness so much as a queue at any cash point in the nearby Westminster area. However, he has at least found a potential commercial partner for his doom-mongering: