No 10 questions helpline in Brown 'bullying' row
It was inevitable. The woman who told the BBC her National Bullying Helpline was called by three people who worked with the prime minister is now at the centre of a political storm.
First, some are asking why Christine Pratt risked compromising the confidentiality of her callers.
Second, Downing Street is pointing out that they were never contacted by the helpline despite the fact that the Civil Service has "a no tolerance policy on bullying" and has "rigorous, well established procedures in place to allow any member of staff address any concerns over inappropriate treatment or behaviour".
Thirdly, Ms Pratt's motives are being questioned.
Some have pointed out that the helpline website shows a supportive statement from David Cameron and that it lists Conservative MP Anne Widdecombe as a patron.
However, the BBC has so far found no evidence of any political involvement by Ms Pratt or her charity.
South Swindon Labour MP Anne Snelgrove was an active supporter of the helpline but fell out with Ms Pratt over the MP's concerns that the charity might be being used to promote a business that advises companies on staff relations.
Nevertheless, Peter Mandelson's Department for Business continues to recommend the helpline to businesses.
Christine Pratt contacted the BBC after seeing Lord Mandelson's interview this morning defending the prime minister's behaviour.
Colleagues checked the status of the charity and questioned Ms Pratt's claims. We can't, of course, verify the truth of her allegations - merely report them and Downing Street's response to them.
By the way, the Cabinet Office has now issued an updated response to Andrew Rawnsley's allegations stating that "It is completely untrue to say that the Cabinet Secretary ever gave the prime minister a verbal warning about his behaviour".