Far be it for me to piss on Boris Johnson's cheerios this morning, but the news that his party workers were barred from his victory ball has left a bad taste in the mouth.
In fact it was the very "knocker-uppers" that Boris heaped so much praise on in his speech last night, that were kept from joining the celebrations at the headquarters in Millbank. The Times reports:
"Only MPs, donors and a tiny number of political strategists were said to have been allowed to attend. One source said: “It is a kick in the teeth for all the workers. The party chiefs deserve a good hiding for it."
It was undoubtedly the hard work of these "knocker-uppers" that delivered the high turnout that clinched victory for Johnson. These workers have laboured the streets in their ridiculous T-shirts for many months now. To have gone through all that and to then be stranded at the gates must be a huge blow.
Of course the story should come as little surprise to seasoned Cameroon followers. Two ambulance drivers who had worked with David Cameron and his son Ivan over many months, came out to complain last year that they had been invited to Dave's house, only to be "shovelled out" when the champagne and dinner was dished up to their Notting Hill friends.
At the time Cameron had told waiting journalists that Jack and Doreen Ingram were 'carers, helpers and friends,' but once the media had departed, the couple felt looked-down upon, washed-out and used.
And as the Cameroons swanned into Millbank last night, there will have been many Tory party workers feeling the same.