So now Joanna Cherry is just "a critic of the SNP's approach to independence". The fees for a Swiss finishing school were well-spent on our official sources of information.
They have not been as obviously so since Michael Howard was Leader of the Conservative Party and the story had to be killed that he had as Home Secretary arranged Royal Pardons for a drug-dealing cousin and his associates.
Even Wallis Simpson and Mandy Rice-Davies became the stuff of more than front page in-jokes in the end. But to this day, most people have never heard of Simon Bakerman. And now, Joanna Cherry is just "a critic of the SNP's approach to independence".