Politicians behaving honourably - who would have thought it?Mark Rutte's government has stepped down after thousands of families were wrongly accused of child welfare fraud and told to pay money back.
Families suffered an "unparalleled wrong", Dutch MPs decided, with tax officials, politicians, judges and civil servants leaving them powerless.
Many of those affected were from an immigrant background and hundreds were plunged into financial difficulty.
"Innocent people have been criminalised and their lives ruined," he then told reporters, adding that responsibility for what had gone wrong lay with the cabinet. "The buck stops here."
The fact that this was not exactly down to Mark Rutte's Government but largely down to tax officials, politicians, judges and civil servants makes this honourable decision even more admirable.