The news yesterday was that some of Rupert Murdoch's minions in News International are to be investigated by the House of Commons Standards and Privileges Committee.
The Commons agreed without a vote to refer the phone-hacking report's conclusions to the Standards and Privileges Committee, which has the power to recommend sanctions against the trio and News International.
Although there is the possibility of the three men being summoned to the Commons for a public dressing-down, Labour MP Chris Bryant said the Standards and Privileges Committee should also consider fines or imprisonment as possible penalties.
The Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee, which was responsible for referring the case seems to be up in arms about being lied to. Committee chairman John Whittingdale is quoted as saying that the misleading of a parliamentary committee should "bear profound consequences". Amen to that.
The parallels with the Science and Technology Committee's investigation of Climategate and the "independent" inquiries are obvious. Strange then that the SciTech committee would have taken such a relaxed approach to being lied to and misled.