Who can tell me what the rules are on Cabinet Ministers who resign being allowed to make a resignation statement? I suspect Charles Clarke might rather like to make one. Go to Nick Robinson's blog where there is a link to the interview he's just done with Clarke. I will post a political obituary on Charles Clarke a bit later. He's a proud man and is clearly devastated.
Just heard that Patricia Hewitt is staying as Health Secretary. If there is one Minister the public cannot abide, it's her. From Conservative viewpoint I am delighted she is staying.