S&P has also put the Bank of England's own AAA rating on negative watch. That has got to hurt.
The Treasury says that Standard & Poor's endorse the Government’s "strong commitment to implementing the fiscal mandate".
But they won't like this from S&P: "The Government's efforts over next few years to engineer planned correction in the UK's accounts will likely drag on growth."
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It is alleged Mourinho was helped by his advisers to avoid paying tax on earnings from the use of his image rights for product endorsement.
Somewhat ironically, the Prime Minister's plans were leaked to The Mail on Sunday just days after they were issued.
Tonight it is set to become quite clear with a patchy frost in places. The breeze will keep much of the fog at bay.