I have a lot of time for Frank Field.
He is often a lone voice on the Labour backbenchers.
But he was first to spot the mistake of the 10p tax rate and I admire his determination in successfully trying to get it changed.
However, he let his criticism of the Government become deeply personal at the weekend when he criticised Gordon Brown.
All the better then that he apologised directly to the Prime Minister today in the House of Commons. He admitted that he got carried away.
I think this is pretty honourable and decent. And the PM accepted his apology with good grace. A nice, albeit short, moment of reconciliation in Parliament.