Tribute to Jackboot Jacqui, queen of sleaze (warning: not for the faint of heart!):
As Cameron clears out anyone from the Tories who's played fast and loose with the system, I and I suspect a lot of other people want to know: why hasn't this woman been fired? For that matter, why haven't Blears, McNulty, Hoon, Purnell, the pair of Balls and quite a lot of others on the Labour front and back benches?
Perhaps I've answered my own question: Brown's gutless. But the fact remains, unless Brown stops dithering and starts following Cameron's principled lead, then he'll be conclusively proved to be the cowardly liar we've always known he is. Brown: do something or bugger off.
Tub of lard Scotch socialist Ian McCartney's comment on announcing he was standing down 'for health reasons':
"This is a system that has put at risk the reputation of dedicated public servants like me."
Novel, I'll give him that. Novel and about as hypocritical as is it's possible to be without actually transforming into a toxic pile of putrefying biohazard. Oh, yeah. He has.