Seeing Peter Mandelson's smiling face on the cover of the current issue of our excellent magazine reminded me of Nick Robinson's punchline on the Ten O'Clock News when covering Mr Mandelson's return to government.
"Peter Mandelson" he smirked "attracts controversy like manure attracts flies".
As a good member of Progress who is aware that Mr Mandelson is our founder, I rather took exception to the insulting crudity of Nick Robinson's metaphor and have dutifully complained to the BBC about it.
I am still waiting for the definitive reply, but, hopefully, the Beeb will have now learnt the lessons of the Ross/Brand affair.
Who knows, Mr Robinson may even be joining Mr Ross on his three month sabbatical.
Watch this space.