I've come to this a bit late, but Paul Waugh reports that Caroline Spelman is set to be completely vindicated by the Parliamentary Standards Commissioner when he publishes his report into allegations that she paid her Nanny out of parliamentary funds. It's not been an easy six months for the Tory Party chairman and I know how hurt she has been by some of the attacks on her from people who ought to have known better. I wish I could say they were all from outside the Conservative Party.
There will now be much speculation about her future. One thing is certain, she will retain her Shadow Cabinet status, and deservedly so.
David Cameron will now be free to carry out the reshuffle which has been delayed since the autumn. Tim Montgomerie has been in full reshuffle mode today, detailing his six reshuffle hopes. I shall return to the subject myself in the next few days.