Transport secretary Geoff Hoon (right) has resigned his position, making him the third minister to go in a day. The MP for Ashfield had been barred from standing at the next election due to his dodgy expenses claims.
Hoon claims to have been "singled out without knowing why," evidently forgetting that he recently had to pay back £384 which he had claimed for two separate homes at the same time, despite the fact that MPs are allowed to claim expenses only for one second home. Although the amount is tiny compared to the figures some MPs have been linked to, Hoon's situation is one of the most blatant examples of expenses abuse.
The resignation comes during Brown's reshuffling of the Cabinet, leaving yet another hole the Prime Minister must fill with someone who will remain loyal to him as he fights for his future as the Labour Party's leader.