After the Delorean and Cheese Pie fest that was Cyril's 80th birthday bash, things have gone downhill in 2008...
Chatter on the blogosphere about past publications claiming Cyril Smith's sexual abuse of young lads at Cambridge House hostel in the early 1960's. After a lot of threats and wind, the Rochdale Lib Dem agent conceeded that there would be no legal action against the Chris Paul Labour of Love blog.
Then came a New Statesman article called the Asbestos - Lies That Killed.
Followed by a BBC TV News report where the straight-talking Smith horrified the North West of England with his vile opinions on asbestos cancer victims being the authors of their own misfortune. "They knew the risks", "They could have left". What a sweet old gentleman...
Now The Mirror is pushing for Cyril to be stripped of his knighthood.
Plus a new Facebook site.
2008 is turning out to be Cyril's anus horriblus.