My take on the situation (for what it's worth) the evidence against him was weighed (probably by Tony), and he was told to resign now before the result of the inquiry ploughs him into the dirt, or be ploughed into the dirt by the inquiry.
Isn't it strange, though, that The Great Leader Himself has been very quiet over the last month, particularly throughout the Blind Pugh scandals??? Wouldn't want any of anyone else's mud to stick now, would we?
He shouldn't have done what he did.
He should have gone as soon as he did it.
If not, he should have gone as soon as he was found out.
All bent MPs should be sacked.
That'll save a fortune & leave a large part of Westminster open for redevelopment(using Companies owned by bent ex MPS).
Democracy my arrse.
T Bliar said he did nothing wrong - but did not stop him.
Ergo - he did wrong.
He should not only have been sacked as Home Secy but also as an MP. He abused his position, or allowed it to be abused. He is therefore not fit to sit in Parliament.
Sack him. Let him stand again in his constituency. If they want him he is allowed to stay.
If that had been one of the civil servants in the Home Office fiddling expenses by slipping a 1st class ticket to his bird then that person would have been sacked - no pension - no reference. Just because Blunkwit paid the money back (after being caught) shouldn't let him off the hook. IMHO.