Chancellor George Osborne was today accused of bringing the Treasury and Government into disrepute by appointing Andy Coulson.
Shadow chancellor Ed Balls made the comment during Treasury questions.
He asked Osborne: "Do you accept you have brought into disrepute the Office of the Chancellor and the Treasury by urging the Prime Minister for your own reasons to bring Mr Coulson into Government?
"Have you not damaged your own reputation and that of the Government?"
Mr Osborne hit back immediately with a reference to Gordon Brown's former spin doctor Damian McBride.
If the PM sustained damage over the phone hacking verdicts, it's because he didn't ask his former communications chief enough questions.
David Cameron is on the hook twice at Downing Street; firstly for employing Andy Coulson and secondly for bringing him into Government.