On Radio Five’s midnight marathon two hour show for insomniacs fearlessly probed the great cat scandal. The show starts at midnight and rambles on for two hours. Former John Major adviser, Sheila Gunn had originated the fable that Cherie Blair’s hates Humphrey the Downing Street cat. ‘How could a family with three kids and not even a hamster in the house take a shine to a cat ?’ Sheila insisted. I reminded Sheila Gunn that John Major had problems with Humphrey the cat. ‘But Humphrey left the Majors when they were in Downing Street. He had to be dragged, spitting and clawing, in protest back to number 10’ I helpfully explained. It was first time that a cat had left a sinking ship.