It never rains but it pours: Relaunch not going well for PM

Remember Monday?

Yes two whole days ago.

David Cameron attempted some sort of fightback after the government found itself fighting fires for three weeks after the Budget and fuel fiasco.

This morning the political bad news mirrored the weather outside my window: it's pouring.

For David Cameron the relaunch is not going well Credit: Reuters

James Murdoch yesterday.

Rupert Murdoch to come today.

And now confirmation that the UK is back in recession.

Confirmation has just come through that the economy contracted by 0.2% in the first three months of 2012.

In the last three months of 2011, it shrank by 0.3%.

Two quarters of negative growth make it an official recession - and although we have been using the term for some considerable time - we are now in that dreaded "double dip".

Downing Street had these figures 24 hours before the rest of us. But that relaunch is not going very well by anyone's standards.

Oh and voters have a chance to express their own opinions in the polling booths in 8 days time.

It's pouring down out there ...