Channel 4 News's political editor gives his take on the latest news and gossip from the corridors of power in Westminster and beyond.
The government’s decided to bring forward the planned date for the vote on when it tries to re-join European Arrest Warrant (EAW). It will now happen in the first half of next month.
Jim Murphy is expected to declare his candidacy for the leadership of Scottish Labour in the next 48 hours, but some commentators say he has too much Blairite baggage to carry off the job.
In deciding to use an open primary to select the Tory Rochester by-election candidate, the Conservative leader has helped to set the stakes extraordinarily high.
Deep down, the Tories worry Nigel Farage would sweep up support as he did in the Clegg/Farage debates in the European election.
The problem for Labour and the Conservatives is that a lot of Ukip voters don’t see much difference between their leaders.
Nick Clegg revealed that George Osborne, when he refused to implement a bigger tax threshold leap in the 2012 budget, said: “I don’t want to deliver a Lib Dem budget.”
This morning I left the conference venue to take a look at one of the seats the Lib Dems are defending in Scotland.
Danny Alexander is not without ambition. Over time he has tried various tactics to convince Lib Dems that they should take him to their hearts and consider him future leadership material.
The PM told security chiefs at Chequers he wanted to be sure everything possible was being done to track down the killers of Alan Henning. But is there enough intelligence to find them?
Thousands poured into the area around the Lib Dem Conference in Glasgow at lunchtime, just as the debates were getting under way. Alas for the Lib Dems they were here to see live comedy next