Andy Coulson has just resigned as the Number 10 Director of Communications and there is no point in pretending that this isn't very bad news for the Government, Conservative party and David Cameron.
After the bad news of Alan Johnson's resignation it will be a huge boost to Labour that the scalp that they have been after for so long has been taken. More practically it means that the Government has lost someone who was very good at his job and the team around David Cameron will be a little out of balance until he is replaced.
The phone hacking allegations were damaging but I had long felt that they wouldn't be fatal. It seems I was wrong and what may become known as "Campbell's Law" holds true that when the spin doctor become the story it's time leave.
On both a personal and professional level I'm very sorry to see Andy go.
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