The suggestion that being well-presented, charismatic and attractive are key ingredients of success is nothing new. It's the implications of Catherine Hakim's concept which prove most surprising.
Thank goodness for Libya, the coalition will be thinking. At least it's helped distract from another frustrating week for the government.
Colonel Gaddafi, toppled Libyan leader, vows to fight on despite being in hiding.
Mustafa Abdel Jalil, head of Libya's national transitional council , puts onus on Libyan people to ensure security and peace in country.
David Cameron, prime minister, praises achievement of Libyan people in deposing Colonel Gaddafi.
Nicolas Sarkozy, French president, expresses determination to keep up pressure on Colonel Gaddafi whilst he remains in Libya.
The principle advocate of a Lib-Lab coalition has ended up helping the present government do its job better.