The mistake of the last Speaker, Michael Martin, was to refuse to recognise the head of steam building up over MPs expenses. Read more
Some bemusement around here about the new figure of 10,000 British troops in Afghanistan.
The old figure was 9,000, and we are sending another 500. Now Gordon Brown feels the need to reveal the fact that 500 special operatives are at work in the mountain state. The prime minister told the Commons that it was unusual to talk about the activities (of the SAS etc) but he wanted to show the nation’s appreciation. Read more
I’ve just been pointed to the website for the Richmond Park Tories which lays out recent Conservative policies. Such as…. Read more