Anti-smoker Kerry McCarthy, on March 13th, referring to the smoking lounges planned for the G20 conference.
F2C's cheap attempt to grab publicity by - how shall I put it? making things up? - has already been well and truly rubbished in the press.
'The press' is now exclusively the lefty bible, The Guardian, according to Kerry, seeing as it was extensively not rubbished elsewhere. The only tiny corner to attempt a weak rebuttal was this pitiful article from Hugh Muir.
"Labour 'double standards' as smoking ban is lifted for G20 world leaders," thundered yesterday's Daily Mail. Cue outrage. Not unexpected. Oh, and not true."
Bollocks, naturally, but easily swallowed by the incredibly blinkered member for Bristol East.
Not so by Muir's own newspaper on Sunday though, it seems.
So determined is the government to win the favour of the leaders flying into Docklands that it has passed special legislation to suspend the smoking ban in the vicinity of the ExCeL centre for the duration. But it may take more than a grand international bargain struck in the nostalgic surroundings of a smoke-filled room to save the world economy - or resuscitate the Brown premiership.
Anyone care to point out this joined-up journalism to killjoy Kerry? I haven't the heart.