The world of politics and the relationship betweewn newspaper columnists and the politicial process were overturned this morning.
In the normally staid British world, where all players on all sides are likely to have attended the same schools, the same universities, and at times shared bodily fluids, there are certain rules about how columnists should approach politics.
These rules have now been ripped up in one of the most egregious and unusual political outbursts of modern times.
Ed Miliband is right: fairness in capitalism matters
The entire political and media world is in turmoil at the excetionally strong stance being taken here. Polly Toynbee? Agreeing with a current Labour leader?
What is the world coming to all are asking?