Hacks from the Telegraph were tonight celebrating in various beer-selling establishments around London after publishing another fantastic expenses scoop, proving once again that the media is a vessel of the utmost integrity and forgetting entirely whose side they are supposed to be on.
'Mr Laws made three simple mistakes,' said Oliver Receipt-Bundle, political editor and stimulus agent for the London Taxi industry. 'One: he forgot that Lib Dems are always presumed to be gay. Two: He's not actually a Tory and Three: see point two.'
Lord Mandelson has weighed into the row saying it was 'inexcusable for any member of the government to attempt to conceal or distract attention from his sexuality in this way,' and that Mr Laws simply had to go, before adding; 'believe me it's got nothing to do with the money.'
Meanwhile the reasons behind Mr laws not appearing on Question Time have become clear as sources reveal Alistair Campbell was aware of the revelations and was planning to out Mr Laws on the show. 'But I still love him,' said Mr Campbell, sobbing quietly while gazing longingly at the photograph of Laws he showed to David Dimbleby only last Thursday.