On a list of the ten most stupid things the Home Secretary could have done getting caught falsifying her expenses for the second time has to rank fairly high. That the expense item concerned includes two pornographic films at a time when she and the Prime Minister are conducting a witch-hunt against ordinary citizens because of their sexual preferences is simply despicable.
If this party is to stand any chance of retaining more than a minority presence after the general election then she must demonstrate unequivocally that she is willing to be held to the same standards laid down by her office for everyone else by resigning her seat in the commons.
One of our activists recently asked me how he was supposed to persuade people to vote Labour in the wake of the four greedy twerps scandal. I told him that I didn't know but that he should do his best anyway. Perhaps I should have told him not to waste his time.