For Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak, the Downing Street parties where they celebrated while we sacrificed, have brought on something of a hangover.
Yesterday, fixed-penalty notices were issued to our Prime Minister and Chancellor for breaching the very Covid laws they introduced.
As with all hangovers, this will be hellish for a bit but a can of coke and some scran later and it will soon be forgotten.
We do now have official confirmation of what we knew all along, our PM is a morally corrupt liar, an elitist who does not consider himself subject to the same rules of the serfs he governs.
But there is a war in the Ukraine, which makes all his lies go away because, well, it just does.
There are the inevitable calls for his resignation which will not happen, talk of a no-confidence vote from his own party, which will not materialize and before we know it, this tawdry nonsense will just be a footnote in the shameful history of the Tory rule.
There will be huffing and puffing in the weeks to come but none of it will blow Johnson’s house of straw down.
And credit where it’s due, Johnson has been very sorry since the Downing street party scandal broke, apologizing to the nation when it was revealed his staff had been stuffing their faces with sausage rolls and champagne while people were dying in a pandemic.
We know he was furious, because he said “I am furious” at the dispatch box and his hair was particularly messy and his cheeks really ruddy.
He was especially angry because as he said, he hadn’t attended a party himself, even though he had.
Fair dues, when he was bang to rights and was forced to stop lying about being at parties, he did say sorry again and we know the apology was heartfelt because no-one likes to be caught absolutely red handed.
Conservative MPs have previously said a line would be crossed by allowing a prime minister to remain in office if he is found to have broken the law.
But that was eons ago and now there is a war in Ukraine and Boris just visited there by the way, showing us he is a rather decent chap after all.
So what if he has been sanctioned by the Old Bill, we need him because there is a war in Ukraine and he is deemed essential even if we are not sure what for.
Although Boris is not fighting the war personally, he is apparently essential to victory and when he turned up in Kyiv, Putin was absolutely quaking, probably.
His government has also been really welcoming to Ukrainians fleeing the war, telling them they can come to our country as long as they have a visa, which is proving impossible for them to obtain.
And we need Sunak to sign the checks, to pay for the arms we are sending to Ukraine because no-one else can do that, although they obviously could.
So what if the finances of Sunak and his missus are morally murky, he led us so gallantly through the pandemic, if you don’t count the £11 billion he handed to fraudsters and that time he broke the law by partying during Covid.
And he has provided himself such a great chancellor since the pandemic, apart from soaring inflation, the fuel crisis, the Brexit bollocks and generally slamming a massive Monty Python foot down on the poor.
He is married to a zillionaire so he could just be sitting having his toenails painted by a skivvy but is instead keeping the lights on in this great country, for anyone who can still pay for electricity.
Of course Nicola Sturgeon and Keir Stammer are demanding Johnson and Sunak resign because people died and it’s immoral, blah, blah, blah.
But no-one saw them in Kyiv, with maximum security facing no danger at all, shaking hands and promising weapons and scoring massive PR points.
To sum it all up, Rishi and Boris have done terrible things and they really should go but they won’t and there is a war in Ukraine.
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