Of more importance is the revelation in today's Sunday Mercury that Julie Kirkbride and the 'flamboyant' (Copyright all papers) John Hemming were both offered free cars from the Rover company in 2003, apparently in return for their silence over the corporate mismanagement.
One question springs to mind - why did it take both of them until now to bring this to the attention of the public?
Incidentally, Charles Kennedy has defended his leadership, after his choice for parliamentart chair of the LibDems was dumped in favour of his MPs' candidate this week. He's admitted that voters are unsure of the Liberal Democrats and accepted the blame.
In an unusual use of rhyming slang, he commented on the Hemming affairs by proclaiming that the 'buck stops here.' At least I think that's what he said.