There are so many losers from the premature end, albeit self-inflicted, to two parliamentary careers this week.
Chief of those are the families of the transgressors.
Some media have gone to them which might be of interest to some of the public but it is not in the public interest.
Other MPs are also among the losers, tarred with the same dirty brush which led to the resignations.
That isn’t fair.
Partisan as I am, I respect most, and admire many Members of Parliament regardless of which party they represent. They are in politics for the right reason, to make the country a better place for everyone. They work hard for their constituents in their electorates, on their areas of responsibility and in parliament.
It is almost always unfair to judge all members of any group by the few who let them down and it is certainly unfair to judge all MPs by the actions of two made public this week.
Parliament is a house of representatives and it is almost certainly like the rest of the country – there are a few spectacular players, a mercifully few who for a variety of reasons improve any place by leaving, and the rest are spread between the extremes.