As people will have heard, Field is not just refusing to go, but he is even attacking the Ingram Report claiming it wasn’t fair to him. Surely perfect grounds for a proper Commission of Inquiry to be held.
Anyway why has Clark changed her tune so suddenly? On Monday she was strongly hinting he should go and yesterday she was back defending him. The reason according to my sources is he confirmed that he will withdraw his vote on confidence and supply if Helen keeps pushing, so she blinked first.
Hence one now sees the Unions enter the fray. It is amazing in fact they have stayed quiet for so long (imagine the howls of outrage if this was a non Labour MP accussed of having immigrants work for free for them) and one can only assume that they have entered the battle with the agreement or indeed encouragement of the Prime Minister.