The London Assembly have voted for him to resign. He is effectively a political captive of Jacqui Smith and Gordon Brown. His senior officers are preoccupied with defending him at the cost of absenting themselves from their work of catching criminals.
It's not often that the small volume that is the "John Major book of Wit and Wisdom" gets a dusting off. But on this occasion, this quote from the great grey aertex Y-front wearer is highly apposite:
When the curtain falls, it is time to get off the stage