In its way, it is a sign of progress that Northern Ireland now just has run of the mill political scandals.
And this one is Grade A, a real corker.
Notice that even the DUP wanted Martin McGuinness to remain in office today.
The ancient history of the IRA is something that agitates people in the Tory shires, although not very many of them.
But it has no such effect on the people who had to live with it at the time, whether in Northern Ireland or in London.
Corbyn-haters, take note.