Michael Martin has told MPs he intends to stand down, so becoming the first Commons Speaker to be effectively forced out of office for 300 years.
In a brief statement to a packed House of Commons he said he would step down on 21 June, with his successor set to be elected by MPs the next day.
Mr Martin, who is also expected to step down as an MP, has faced criticism over his handling of the MP expenses issue.
The Glasgow North East MP has been an MP for 30 years and Speaker for nine.
And after all of that time, the cunt has resigned in disgrace. Good. I hope that he feels that the entirety of his life has been a miserable failure.
Although I suspect that the hundreds of thousands of pounds that he has conned out of the taxpayer will, alas, give him some solace.
Still, one down: six hundred and forty five left to go...