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 pre-briefing on Sir Howard Davies’ report on airport capacity focused on the Gatwick caveat – we like Heathrow but Gatwick will do.
The final report is written nothing like that. More a case of: the answer is Heathrow and if you give the answer Gatwick you get a “C-” pass grade and no more.
The Airports Commission makes clear that Gatwick would be a dim and distant second option and would mean London and the UK lost out on a whole raft of commercial possibilities.
David Cameron ended up getting the prestigious 11pm slot to speak for about 5 minutes about Britain’s renegotiation. A source said the Prime Minister didn’t notice if anyone had left
Those mighty struggles that the EU is wrestling with today – Greece and migration – go to the heart of the “out” campaigners best hopes of winning.
The IMF like their emergency economic plans from debtor countries pretty heavy on the spending cuts, light on the tax rises. The Tsipras plan was the very opposite.
If David Cameron demands a lot of time from leaders at this week’s EU summit, he risks looking like someone knocking on the door asking for milk when the neighbours’ house is on
The government is acutely aware that some of the voters critical to its victory in swing seats were workers at the lower end of the pay scale who were claiming tax credits.
There’s an update from Sir John Chilcot’s Iraq Inquiry – but you may feel it doesn’t shed much light…
The big debate now is over a renegotiation which will be followed by a giant safety valve for backbench discontent: their longed-for referendum.
Former Labour Treasury secretary Liam Byrne says Harlow, in Essex, is typical of the sort of Labour target seat where the party failed to make headway at the general election.
Some close to the PM believe he is already leaning towards the lenient approach pioneered by Harold Wilson: letting ministers keep their jobs while they campaign on opposing side in the