The news channels and the internet are buzzing with the news that the Speaker of the House of Commons is about to resign. This is a necessary precursor to widespread reform in the fees office and of MPs' expenses and allowances. But it is not in itself enough.
While watching footage from Parliament I see too many happy faces, this is a bad and sad day for Parliament and if MPs don't understand that they are in deeper trouble than they realise.
Outside of the Westminster village people will not care if the Speaker is Micheal Martin or anyone else. They want to see MPs brought to book and the system cleaned up. Today is the start of that process not the end.
Newslinks for Saturday 25th May
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