So, having initially decided that there was no case to answer, the Solicitor-General is now considering taking over the John Banks prosecution. Given the political implications (a conviction means Banks loses his seat, and possibly that the government falls), I think its now far too late for that. Yes, we all know they're supposedly independent. But if they take over the case and are less than vigorous, negotiate a deal, drop the charges or even if they merely lose, then it will look like a stitch-up and undermine confidence in the justice system. Given that, it would be better for public confidence if they stayed out of it, and left Graham McCready to make his own mistakes.