Channel 4 News's political editor gives his take on the latest news and gossip from the corridors of power in Westminster and beyond.
Ed Miliband started his day in Finchley, north London with a visit to a school.
He often gives early-morning clips for TV on the steps of his own house but obviously today was thought to be not the day for real estate imagery.
We asked Bob Marshall-Andrews and David Davis to their hands converting Ukip supporters in Rochester. They certainly heard some strident views but the pincer movement didn’t convert
Ed Miliband’s mission was to get voters listening to his message – they want big change and he’s the only guy offering it. But he knows that one speech won’t do it.
Just as the earnings/inflation lines crossed in the right direction for the government, the Lab/Con graph lines of support crossed in the wrong direction for Labour.
Jean-Claude Juncker blames Europe for Luxembourg’s industrial scale tax avoidance, after a bombshell revelation about the country’s treatment of company finances.
The Tories (and Labour, I hear) are looking at stopping access to non-contributory benefits (which is most benefits) even for EU citizens who are working their chaussettes off.
A few dozen UK soldiers are going to train Iraqis, but if a third country can be found to host a bigger training programme, many more might be heading abroad to boost Iraqi expertise.
The Commons are to vote on the European Arrest Warrant on Monday, and much work is going on behind the scenes to minimise the number of rebels in Tory ranks.
No 10 is still giving itself several weeks before it comes up with its plan to reduce net migration and has not itself decided exactly what the prime minister will announce.