Daily Archives: November 19, 2009

Cathy Ashton is Europe’s new foreign policy supremo. Even friends are stunned that someone so low key could have been elevated to such a high profile job. To date she has served as EU trade commissioner, leader of the Lords, and as a junior justice and education minister. Here are 10 more details about her:

– She spent most of her early career working for Business in the Community, a charity backed by Prince Charles 

I’ve watched a very entertaining Commons exchange between Michael Gove and Ed Balls. This is Gove’s take on Balls requesting a big real terms increase in his budget:

He’s the Katie Price of public spending, the Jordan of this government