IF Emily Thornberry had said the above then tonight; she'd still have a job, the headlines would be about another Tory winning a seat for UKIP having defected and maybe some wavering Labour votes would have felt like their party did understand them after all.
Instead she came out with a stupid 'never seen anything like it' (what a flag?) comment, Ed apparently had a fit of pique and Labour look like a mess....again!
I'm not saying I'd do a better job than Labour's press office but my line is a huge improvement on the shambles which has dominated the airwaves all evening.
Truth be told this is just the latest chapter in a catastrophe of errors from a party which ought to be wiping the floor with the Government.
Cast your minds back, if this was 1996 Labour might be contemplating winning a seat like Rochester and Strood but would certainly be heaping pressure on a PM facing losing another by election to a defecting former MP.
David Cameron ought to have gone to be d this evening petrified at another potentially huge defeat and concerned some disgruntled colleagues might decide a change of leader was necessary.
Instead he lays his head thanking Labour for turning down the heat in the political pressure cooker.
To messers Johnson, Burnham, Cooper, Umunna et al - really? Do you really think this is the best your party can do?
Labour's slim chance of a majority has been shrinking for months. Tonight it disappeared, most probably for good.