David Laws has resigned from the Cabinet, but, pending the outcome of the Parliamentary Standards Commissioner ruling, he’ll likely be welcome back.
The absence of his fine mind in a role critical to cutting the deficit will be a loss to the Coalition. However I would be very surprised if the new appointee, Danny Alexander, doesn’t use him as an adviser, so perhaps not entirely.
Meanwhile David seeks to restore something of the privacy that has cost him his job. So let us leave it at that.