Channel 4 News's political editor gives his take on the latest news and gossip from the corridors of power in Westminster and beyond.
Voting in the race to be leader of the Scottish Labour party closes tomorrow and some claim echoes of the 2010 battle of the Miliband brothers in the Scottish contest.
With drastic cuts needed to meet its economic pledges, experts fear that the government has no secret plan, but is making policy up on the hoof.
One Treasury source said this was “just where the graph lines happened to end up,” implying no champagne popping pencilled in for the big day five years off.
Labour says the government has massively over-estimated how far down the track it is with infrastructure projects. Is it time for a candour deficit reduction plan?
Treasury Secretary Danny Alexander reckons a third or a quarter of cuts are still to come after the election. The Institute for Fiscal Studies says 50 per cent. Who is right?
Tory MPs tell me they suspect the chancellor’s getting all his infrastructure and NHS spending news out of the way early because he’s given up on getting a hearing for good news on
Gordon Brown leaves parliament only weeks after his successor Ed Miliband asked him to throw himself back into frontline politics.
The idea of an emergency brake on EU immigration remained in David Cameron’s speech until a few days ago. But at the last moment, the prime minister pulled back.
The SNP’s message all day has been that there’s less to the devolution deal than meets the eye. This afternoon they got support for that proposition from the former Labour First
As the deadline for proposals on devolving more powers to Scotland approached, ministers were busy trying to secure last-minute deals for their own spending departments.