Cameron's actions - and the catch-up politics of the other two parties - will have won him some political capital. But maybe it's wrong to talk about "winning" in this case, when the reputation of the whole House has been so thoroughly tarnished. The always-perceptive Frank Field yesterday equated the Conway case with "embezzlement", and told the House that:
And so - to stem the rot - maybe Daniel Finkelstein suggests the only possible way forward: banning MPs from employing relatives altogether. Now let's see which party leads the way on that one...“
"It is difficult to think how much lower our collective reputation might sink among voters generally."