The news comes on the back of confusion about what last week's ballot actually meant, making a curious affair even curiouser. But, whatever the case, this outcome should take much of the sting and urgency out of the situation – even if it still leaves some backbenchers aggrieved at how David Cameron went about things in the first place. And as for the Tory leadership, the question now is whether any of this was really worth it.
Way to go, Dave. Two weeks into your job and the back benches already hate you as much as they hated Blair after a fucking decade. That's gonna really help your agenda, isn't it?
Update: Fraser Nelson unrolls his tongue and shoves it right up iDave's arsehole.
Update 2: Iain Martin asks: WTF?