Speaker Michael Martin a scapegoat?

News that Speaker of the House of Commons, Michael Martin (BBC) is set to step down as Speaker ‘soon’ raises tales of him being used as a scapegoat.

Surely its not just his responsibility?

UPDATE: He resigns stepping down on June 21st as speaker. He is to step down as an MP also – this will be an interesting by-election for Gordon Brown (if he is still leader by the time it happens!).

In the running see here.

Long time political hack

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