Amid a row over Labour's links with the Unite union and candidate selection in Falkirk, Ed Miliband's latest problem involves briefing notes reportedly found in a Commons toilet.
The three-pages reveal Mr Miliband was clearly expecting David Cameron to go on the offensive over Falkirk and includes a list of suggested responses:
Let's have a debate about ethics. This is Prime Minister who had dinners for donors in Downing Street, gave tax cuts to his Christmas card list and brought Andy Coulson into the heart of Downing Street.
Let's make the contrast. We're taking action. A year ago he had the scandal of dinners for donors in Downing Street, commissioned an inquiry but since then total silence.
Under the heading "Unite Buying Influence", the proposed riposte is:
This is the man who buys donations with a millionaires tax cut and holds dinners for donors in Downing Street.