What caused this?
Well, according to Al-Jabeeba, it was the Muck & Brass blog, written by Niall Connolly.
Now, I'm no expert on what is going on at Somerton Town Council (in fact I had to Google where Somerton was) but can one blogger really bring down an entire town council? Even if he had some really explosive information and managed to grab a scalp, Guido style, then one would expect one or two councillors at the most to fall on their swords, but to take down a whole council? Bloody hell, I'm impressed.
How did he do this?
Well, it isn't exactly Watergate, is it?
In one entry, he writes that a council pamphlet entitled 'Good Citizens' and regarding voting rights "reads more like a Nazi call to arms or an invitation to ethnic cleansing."
In another, he complains "clown" councillors have ignored democracy and behave as though they had "only just discovered the word".
He goes on: "And now, as Somerton starts to find a voice, you bunch of jackasses start to whisper the 'D' word."
Well, that all seems a little precious to me. There's something more than meets the eye going on there, and I can't believe that one blogger having a pop can yield such results.
In response to the resignations, businessman Mr Canvin, 61, said: "I'm not going to tolerate it when I'm working for the town.
"I started it. I said 'I've had enough' and handed in my resignation."
A motion was then proposed that members leave due to "impossible working conditions", leading to 11 resignations with another walking out in sympathy, and one more on holiday.
However, just to be on the safe side, perhaps Mr. Connolly would like to turn his attentions to Westminster? If he carries on this run of form then it won't just be the good townspeople of Somerton.
It can be the whole country.
More power to you, Niall. Just don't get too good, otherwise we'll all be subject to regulation before you can blink.