A report on the BBC News site this afternoon paints a very different picture. It suggests he has hinted at a return to government and quotes him as saying:
"Everybody in politics wants to be in the front line ... Everybody wants to have their hands on the levers. I don't think I'm exceptional in that regard politically. Everybody wants to be in the front line."That quotation comes from an interview with John Pienaar to be broadcast at 7 p.m. this evening on BBC 5 Live.
Ultimately, of course, David Laws' future may depend on the report of the Parliamentary Standards Commissioner. But I hope we will see him back in the cabinet soon.