Mr Cameron said … “We should not be seeking scapegoats,”
A scapegoat is entirely an innocent, loaded with the sins of the guilty, who is then driven off into the desert.
We don\’t want to do that, no. What we want to do is find the guilty and crucify them.
Mr Cameron said those who seek Sir David’s resignation are wrong. “We should not be seeking scapegoats,” Mr Cameron said. “To highlight David Nicholson in this way would be seeking a scapegoat. I don’t think he should be made a scapegoat.”
At which point Sir David isn\’t, at least as yet, in the clear.