It's never nice to see a life disintegrate, however much the problems are of that person's own making. So I feel sad to read that Jim Devine, the former MP for Livingston recently found guilty of MP's expenses fraud has now been made bankrupt.
His former office manager took the bankruptcy action after he failed to pay £35,000 awarded to her in compensation for the appalling way he treated her. I'm sure that no amount of money can truly make up for the bizarre ordeal she underwent and in the end of the day, it would have been much better if those events had never taken place.
It's clear that when he leaves prison, after the inevitable custodial sentence is passed in a couple of weeks, he's not going to have much when he comes home and his future employment prospects are not great.
A sad demise for someone who abused the enormous privilege that came his way.