They do see the irony, right?

In a BBC story headlined ‘No 10 hits out at Brown accuser’, reporting comments by the Chancellor’s former permanent secretary:

Tony Blair’s spokesman praised Mr Brown’s record and said it was “in the interests of good government that civil servants should not become the story”.

You don’t have to look too deep to find the irony there. There’s a very good piece by Nick Robinson about all this, by the way. Apparently, Turnbull thought he was speaking off the record. There’s no such thing any more, your lordship.