Peter Mandelson is quoted in the Evening Standard tonight denying that Hazel Blears resigned because of the conduct of the Prime Minister. He said it was all to do with her expenses.
"I don't think it's anything to do with the Prime Minister. We are seeing a huge blowback against ministers from this expenses scandal. Unfortunately, she's paid the price."
Unfortunately for Mandy, he let slip earlier on the BBC that Ms Blears had phoned him to tell him why she had resigned. I wonder if her recollection of that conversation matches his. Somehow I doubt it.