If Number 10 announces it plans to hold a vote on airstrikes in Syria, the planners in the MoD might as well get to work straight away.Read the full story ›
Here's my best go at explaining how George Osborne magicked away his tax credits headache.Read the full story ›
If you're going to inflict pain at any point in the Parliamentary cycle - do it at the beginning.
It's just George Osborne turned the pain dial too high last summer.
His July target to cut the tax credit bill by £4.4 billion was a step too far for many Tory MPs (who had stood on a austerity platform at the election two months before) and certainly for the House of Lords.
So today, he went back to his dial and turned down the pain.
The new plan for tax credits involves scrapping his old plan altogether.
In order to accommodate the climbdown AND still hit his £12 bn welfare savings - he will have raided other areas of the welfare budget.
No, not pensions. And you won't be surprised.
But right now - he hasn't told us from where.
Someone is paying.
The Government may be about to announce a new levy on council tax of up to 2% to replenish social care budgets.Read the full story ›
How do you solve a £4.4 billion hole like tax credits? At 12.30pm on Wednesday, we'll find out.Read the full story ›
Faced with opposition in his own party, David Cameron needs the support of MPs across the house before he can call a vote on air strikes.Read the full story ›
Has a terrorist plot to attack the UK been foiled by security services in the last few weeks?Read the full story ›
We got the detail of David Cameron's demands today - but it would be hard to argue we got anything new.Read the full story ›
David Cameron's demands are too weak for Eurosceptics at home, but may prove too much for some of his European partners.Read the full story ›