The convicted thug and MP for Falkirk, Eric Joyce, today announced to the House of Commons that he had tendered his resignation from the Labour Party.
However, he intends to continue to draw his salary (and expenses) as an MP for the duration of the parliament.
Joyce has clearly got this the wrong way round. He should remain in the Labour Party, where his behaviour after a few drinks is least likely to be regarded as unusual. However, he should stand down as an MP since he has brought disgrace upon himself, his constituents and parliament.