Channel 4 News's political editor gives his take on the latest news and gossip from the corridors of power in Westminster and beyond.
David Cameron will head back to London early and break off early from his planned talks with President Hollande in Paris in response to the Woolwich killing. He’s making a 6.15pm call to the Home Secretary Theresa May, who will then chair a meeting of the emergency Cobra gathering of senior police and intelligence leaders together with ministers. In Paris, the prime minister is expected to say some words to cameras as he arrives in Paris.
The 136 Tory rebels who voted against the gay marriage bill will hope it sends a message to the Lords to do their worst with it.
The marriage (same-sex couples) bill gets its third reading and with it the moment for quite a few Tory MPs to register their unhappiness.
After a quick debate, MPs vote not to investigate allegations about what Lord Feldman did or did not say – and his constituents appear to be more suspicious of those behind the stories.
With a Eurosceptic Tory MP topping the private member’s bill ballot, the government’s referendum bill looks likely to jump at least the first of its parliamentary hurdles.
If you ask the prime minister, tonight’s vote on the absence of an EU referendum in the Queen’s speech is definitely not a rebellion. But there is more to it than meets the eye.
The Tories are getting their teeth stuck into Europe again – but has Prime Minister David Cameron bitten off more than he can chew?
Reporters on David Cameron’s trip to the US universally describe his mood as “irritated” by the noises off on Europe back here. Well, back here, after a day chatting to Tory MPs,
Since the PM met the Dalai Lama at St Paul’s Cathedral last year, Britain has been put on the naughty step by China. His words today are a sign he wants to improve relations with Beijing.