High Noon With Speaker Martin
Not out of vindictiveness, or personal dislike, but simply because I feel he is simply not up to the job, and given the lukewarm response shown by some prominent MP's and the outright hostility shown by others, it is clear that this view is shared by many MP's.
It is also clear, as apologists such as Sir Stuart Bell and Lord Foulkes have shown, that Speaker Martin may well try and make a compromise and offer to stand down at the next general election, which they clearly support. One senses the Speaker's pain and empathises to a degree, but this is unacceptable. One of the very first things the House of Commons needs to do is to restore trust in the electorate and Michael Martin's attempts to hang on for a few more months will do nothing to help that.
So lets hope that MP's show some backbone tomorrow and do something honest and decent, although if the more amoral among them think that this will then be the end of the matter then they have another think coming!