Tory MP Michael Fabricant has been sacked as vice-chairman of the Conservative Party after he took to Twitter on Wednesday to express his relief at culture secretary Maria Miller's long-overdue resignation:
Within a few hours Fabricant announced he had been sacked for that tweet and his opposition to the HS2 rail project:
Such a rare show of decisiveness from the Conservative powers-that-be in a week characterised by indecision and refusal to act, could hardly be more ironic. It is also further evidence of how their poor handling of the Maria Miller scandal may continue to haunt the party.
But it's not all bad news. Fabricant is certainly seeing some silver linings: