From the Herald Sun:
EMBATTLED Labor MP Craig Thomson is set to quit the Australian Labor Party and sit in Parliament as an Independent.
The move comes as Mr Thomson will attempt to distance himself from the Government with the potentially-damning release of a Fairwork Australia investigation into his alleged misconduct during his time as the Health Services Union boss.
Mr Thomson will continue to vote with the Gillard Government and will back any movement to quash an no-confidence motions in the Government and the speakership of Peter Slipper, leaving Prime Minister Julia Gillard's narrow grip on power intact, reports The Daily Telegraph.
Mr Thomson will hold a press conference at midday where he will announce his position. His decision deals yet another crippling blow to the prospects of Ms Gillard retaining power.
No doubt after the next election he will be richly rewarded by the ALP for continuing to support them after they forced him to resign from the party...