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Monday 28th October 2013
It’s not exactly the doomsday scene from Independence Day, but Whitehall has felt the wrath of St Jude’s storm this morning.
Whitehall sealed off. Blue flashing lights outside Gwydyr. Crane has collapsed onto Cabinet office. pic.twitter.com/kUIQj7VDzJ— David Jones (@DavidJonesMP) October 28, 2013
Sunday 27th October 2013
CCHQ's long-awaited (by Tory MPs at least) video 'Mystic Ed (and His Crystal Balls)' has finally been released.
See it in all its glory below:
Wednesday 23rd October 2013
David Cameron's Number 10 'fixer' John Hayes was in fullsome agreement when the issue of green levies was raised in Prime Minister's Questions today.
Alas, he was agreeing with Ed Miliband! When the Labour leader pointed out that 60% of green levies were actually introduced by Mr Cameron....
The Tory MP can clearly be seen somewhat ruefully nodding away at 4.00 minutes into this BBC clip.
With friends like these, eh Dave?
Thursday 17th October 2013
Nick Clegg has become accustomed to fighting battles with the other half, but next summer he'll face his toughest fight so far.
He’ll have to call on all his experience in coalition to fight off his wife Miriam’s attempts to persuade their kids to support Spain at the World Cup in Brazil, and the Deputy Prime Minister doesn’t fancy his chances.
But he assured LBC listeners this morning that he'll do his best.
"I, of course, will do my best to persuade them not to follow Miriam and instead support the English team, but I can't predict the outcome of that contest between Miriam and myself, I'm not sure I entirely rate my own chances."
Wednesday 16th October 2013
Jo Johnson appeared to depart from Lynton Crosby’s new Tory Twitter whipping operation when his account tweeted this morning: “Charity calls for official inquiry as food bank use triples in a year”, followed by a link to the Guardian’s article on the story.
Not exactly on script, particularly with PMQs coming up and Ed Miliband often making food banks a cause celebre.
The tweet was subsequently deleted, and Downing Street sources have indicated it was mistakenly sent by Mr Johnson’s wife, who happens to be the Guardian's award-winning journalist Amelia Gentleman, an expert on the impact of cuts and austerity measures on the front line.