Calls for Parliament to be recalled
Just 38 hours after the Commons rose for its Easter break, I'm already hearing talk of a recall. The anti-euro contingent on the Tory backbenches are mobilising to argue that MPs should be told about the extent of Britain's contribution to the EU bailout of Portugal, and be given the chance to ask some of the very difficult questions that arise from the bailout - like who signed us up and which other states might follow Portugal.
Ideally they would like to be back in Westminster in the middle of next week - when they could also take the opportunity to get an update on the latest events in Libya.
That, backers of the recall argue, is exactly what the classic parliamentary role of "holding government to account" should mean. Although at the moment I suspect they're unlikely to get their way.
But there is a genuine sense that it looks very bad for MPs to head off on their Easter hols when British forces are involved in military action and financial crisis is stalking Europe.
A three week Easter break, followed by a short week around the royal wedding, followed by a fortnight off for Whitsun, from May 24, rather than the usual week, does not exactly suggest we're all in it together.
It's argued that Parliament will sit for as many days as it did last year - but I seem to remember that the General Election took a bit of a bite out of the 2010 sitting schedule, so I'm not too impressed with that.
Perhaps what we're seeing is "compensation" for the extra two weeks the Commons is due to sit in September, in the shape of longer breaks earlier in the year. To be sure some MPs will be diligently at work in their constituencies, and campaigning in the various elections now under way - but I fear some will not. And weren't we promised that this Government would not sideline Parliament?