As surely as a loaned police horse bolting after the stable door's been closed, the text exchanges between David Cameron and Rebekah Brooks have started to leak.
The main revelation so far - apart from the fact that the pair signed off texts to each other with "the friendly ‘x’ preferred by many habitual phone texters" (copyright: the Daily Mail) - is that Dave apparently told Rebekah to "keep her head up".
That's right. "Keep your head up". And just to prove it, take a look below at the shocking exchanges we obtained from David Cameron's phone* (no hacking required):
*Note: We would like to point out to our lawyers that this is obviously satire, as David Cameron clearly uses a BlackBerry, not an iPhone