Tessa Jowell Cleared....

... says Tony Blair. So that's all right, then. Nice and impartial.

It should go without saying that, without presuming guilt, the head of her own party is probably not the best placed to be seen to be fair.

The reason she was cleared was 'because her husband did not tell her about a £344,000 gift he had received.' This is interesting, as 'she had co-signed a £408,000 loan taken out against the value of their house, which was paid off just weeks later'.

Now, I may be expressing extreme naivety here, but surely, just surely the question 'Why did we need to take out this mortgage last month, dear?' would have been asked...