Chris Huhne, Energy Secretary and Lib Dem MP, has resigned from the Cabinet after being charged with perverting the course of justice. At 10am it was announced by Director of Public Prosecutions Keir Starmer that Mr Huhne and his ex-wife Vicky Pryce will be prosecuted over allegations she took speeding penalty points on his behalf in 2003. Within the hour he had left the Cabinet. Dear Prime Minister letters can be read here.
Mr Huhne and Miss Pryce deny any wrongdoing. May I remind anyone who wishes to comment on this post that this case is now sub judice.