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Seem like a stitch up to you? He seems to think the tabloids have made this all up, but has resigned anyway.
If this is the thing which finally gets rid of him then it will be worth it. (He'll be back though sadly.)
Had a brilliant exchange on here once with hofo who seemed to think he was one of the best British politicians around. Says it all really, on both fronts.
that's survived a list of controversies as long as this and still ended up in significant roles? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Vaz#Political_life
Mandelson maybe. Boris probably. That's about it.
It irks me that he's resigning over the one thing I think shouldn't be a resigning issue (or at least, not anything like as much as the others)
and a newspaper having prior warning and potentially helping to prepare a sting.
they weren't able to print the stories