Caroline Flint signed her political death warrant in her interview with The Times this morning. She did the unthinkable and said that Hazel Blears should retain her job. Either this will mean that she too will lose her job - no doubt under the pretext that the European election campaign which she is in charge of is a complete disaster - because the Prime Minister will sack or demote her, or she will resign in sympathy with Hazel Blears, who is one of her best friends in politics.
And if Gordon Brown takes no action against either of them, it will tell us a lot about his own position. Which would be precarious.
Oh, and by the way, we still don't know the difference between what Blears has done and what Hoon and Purnell are accused of. If she gets sacked and they don't the laws of natural justice might as well be abolished.