Chung Hong-won, Prime Minister of S. Korea, has resigned over the ferry disaster.
He was not captain of the ship, he did not write the rules for conduct of a ship in open waters, it was not he who failed to give the order to abandon the vessel.
But it was indeed a disaster, he was the man at the top, and he has quit, like a gentleman. He bowed to the people he served.
I do hope some British and European politicians have been following this story.