But I suspect it isn’t these broadsheet stories that will do most harm to the government. Instead it will be the revelations that Jacqui Smith’s husband’s pay per view porn films were charged to the taxpayer and that Nigel Griffiths MP took dozen of photographs and uploaded them to his computer of a Commons sex romp that he first denied and then claimed not to remember. (The photos of Lord Myners in drag are not in the same league as the other two but are another embarrassment).
These revelations are so damaging because they will lead to the voters just laughing at the government. When the electorate rages at a government, its members can at least console themselves they are being taken seriously. But when they are being mocked, there is no such consolation.
I suspect that today's papers will lead to the the G20 being covered in a far more mocking way than it would have been otherwise; the narrative has changed. Labour should prepare itself for a year that will be even more humiliating for it than the last year of the Major government with all its tabloid tales of Tory sleaze was for the Conservatives.