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The Brexit camp feels it is winning but struggles to say what the prize will be — The chancellor of the exchequer flies to Berlin on Tuesday to deliver a speech on the European Union. After the pummelling George Osborne has taken over tax credit cuts, this may feel like welcome relief for the government's status-conscious No 2.

A new grammar is no big deal - education is already improving — There is no quicker way to turn a dinner table conversation into a blazing row than to bring up the topic of schools. Wine glasses get knocked over and neighbourhood friendships rupture.

Look closer and austere George no longer seems a shoo-in for No 10 — On its opening day the Conservative conference has already chosen its star. It isn't David Cameron, who led the Tories out of coalition into an unexpected overall majority in the general election. It isn't Boris Johnson, traditionally the most popular boy inside the security cordon.

Labour’s cloud of bemused tolerance signals that Corbyn is here to stay — The media have worried in recent years about paying too much attention to party conferences. What were once internal parliaments have long been shorn of their policymaking powers. The effort and expense of getting cameras and correspondents through the security cordons resulted only in extended advertising opportunities for the politicians, as spin doctors orchestrated gatherings where lobbyists and hangers-on outnumbered "real" delegates.

Corbyn is living the dream of Tony Benn - now for the purge — This weekend's Labour leadership results have reset Britain's political battleground in a way no opposition party has managed since the formation of the SDP in 1981. Labour has recast itself thanks to the infusion of 177,144 new "registered" and "affiliated" supporters who voted, compared with 245,520 traditional members.

Another payload of lords pushes the House close to oblivion — Far from enshrining the highest honour in the land, the House of Lords has become a national embarrassment. "A House overflowing with lords draws scorn" was the derisive headline in The New York Times greeting the news that the government is cramming another 45 political cronies into an already overstuffed second chamber.

No beard, no loony leanings: meet Labour’s real next leader — Forget booze-ups in breweries and orgies in brothels; this summer Labour is comprehensively demonstrating that it can't organise an election inside a political party. As many of us head off for the hols, Labour faces a sweaty summer at home trying to choose three new standard bearers - a national leader, a deputy and a candidate for mayor of London.

Down in their cosy bunker, the BBC chiefs scream too much — Every reporter wants to be considered unsafe, a threat to the conventional wisdom. I was paid such a compliment indirectly when our team from Sky News was admitted to the outer chambers of Broadcasting House on Thursday.

Behind Osborne’s lip-smack of triumph, the budget timebombs tick — There are two old sayings that wiseacres like to pass on about budgets. The first is that budgets unravel; the louder that government MPs cheer on budget day, the more timebombs will turn out to have been planted under their seats.

Beware, today’s agonies in Athens may be repeated in our own EU vote — Tonight I'll be standing with my back to a panoramic view of Athens trying to make sense of the Greek referendum for a British television audience. Having been exposed to the "ho he toe" of classical Greek at an impressionable age, I know the difference between nai and ochi, even though "yes" confusingly begins with an "n" sound on that side of the Adriatic.
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Nov 28, 2015

RT @ShippersUnbound: Cameron says Elliott Johnson's deathw as a "tragic loss of a talkented young life". Says of his parents "I feel for them deeply".

Nov 28, 2015

RT @CI: "To say apocalyptic death cult is to underestimate ISIS" Terror: 7 Days In Paris is coming to CI, tomorrow at 9pm.…

Nov 28, 2015

RT @KateEMcCann: David Cameron says there will be statement later today on Grant Shapps, when asked about Elliot Johnson's death. Looks like resignation time

Nov 27, 2015

RT @touchmum: @SkyNews @adamboultonSKY Great to watch you showing Livingston up for what he is, ill informed, lacking in fact, totally out of touch.

Nov 27, 2015

RT @V1VsOK: Very condescending interview with Ken Livingstone @adamboultonSKY @SkyNews Cameron has not made a 'compelling case' for bombing Syria

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