Right, lets take this very, very, slowly.
The gentleman sandwiched in the middle of these two ladies, as he has been for some time, is David Curry MP.
The one on the left is his mistress Cherry Edwards, the one on the right is his wife, Anne Curry.
If the whips didn’t know about this, they want firing, I assume they did know.
So how did David Curry MP come to be seen as a suitable person to Chair the Parliamentary Standards and Privileges Committee? Did no-one speak up and say…mmmn, maybe not?
Obviously they didn’t. For Chair the Committee he did. Until tonight.
Tonight he has had to step down after it was discovered – no, not the affair, that sort of thing only matters to ‘them lot’ out in the Fens; no, tonight he has had to step down because it has been discovered that when the one on the right took him back from the one on the left she demanded that he no longer stay the night in the love nest he set up with the one on the left.
Still with me?
But being a clever little MP, when he went back to wifey, he designated the love nest as his second home, and promptly set about claiming £20,078 of our money to pay for it.
This might have been within the ‘ethics’ of the Green Book, except for the fact that wifey had banned him from setting foot in it, so he had to stay at the local Travel Lodge, leaving us to pay for an empty love nest.
This hasn’t stopped him from claiming for a new damp course in the cottage, nor renovating it at our expense, nor having the garden done professionally, nor even cleaning it regularly at our expense.
And this was the man sitting in judgement on the behaviour of other MPs.
I do wonder which of these lovelies tipped off The Daily Telegraph.