I see John Bercow has done a Hazel Blears and decided to voluntarily pay Capital Gains Tax on a property he sold some time ago. Will that 'do' for his Speakership prospects? Maybe, maybe not. But I am told the Sunday papers will not make happy reading for him tomorrow.
This time last week it became the received wisdom that the prospects of Sir Alan Haselhurst had been damaged by his appearance in the Daily Telegraph Hall of Shame. Yet since then, with Frank Field being the only exception, virtually all the other leading contenders for the Speakership have also had their own problems with their expenses - Sir George Young, Sir Alan Beith, Sir Ming Campbell.
I wonder whether Sir Alan's erstwhile supporters who had thought about deserting him are now having second thoughts and returning to his fold. So far as I can see he is the Tory candidate with the best chance of getting support across the House.