So Gordon Brown has finally withdrawn the whip from the three Labour MPs who face criminal charges over their expenses claims. Better late than never.
This is yet another example of the Prime Minister dithering. Whereas Cameron acted quickly to withdraw the whip from Lord Hanningfield, Brown allowed an impression to be created that he was dithering and uncertain. The fact that Labour's solicitor is also advising the three adds further questions. Is the Labour Party paying their legal fees?