Jack Straw has just told the House of Commons that the former Labour leader has died at the age of 96. Read more
All senior politicians are now proclaiming that they are hugely keen to take part in a series of secondary TV debates. My understanding is that the broadcasters are not desperate to do the entire cabinet v shadow cabinet(s) (“I can’t imagine that Lansley vs Burnham would be very thrilling”, says one source). Others could be great fun.
Here is a reminder of January’s battle of the big beasts between Mandelson and Clarke: Worth watching in full as the bickering intensifies towards the end. Rare to see Mandelson failing to dominate a conversation. Read more