David Cameron may no longer be the "master of his own destiny" if he does not "get a grip" on government, a former Tory chief whip said in the wake of heavy party defeats in last week's local elections.
Lord Ryder of Wensum told the BBC the Prime Minister needed to worry less about the 24-hour news agenda and concentrate on developing a "strategy and vision" for government.
The Labour leader had a sense of humour after being hit on the shoulder with an egg during his interview with ITV Meridian.
Labour was only kicked out of office a couple of years ago and yet here it is giving the government a political wake-up call.
The Nationalist party led by First Minister Alex Salmond are expected to snatch Glasgow City Council from Labour hands.