As David Cameron prepares to address an EU summit he is still recovering from a bruising weekend during which he had to email his own party to smooth relations with activists, insisting he would never have anyone close to him who "sneered" at them.
He contacted them after reports that a close ally dismissed some of them as "mad, swivel-eyed loons" after a revolt over no mention of a referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union in the Queen's Speech.
More top news
The lawyers are said to have known their clients were members of the Shia militia and not "the innocent bystanders" that was later claimed.
Matthew Rees said the moment he helped David Wyeth cross the finish line of the London Marathon will "live with him forever".
A cold northerly wind sweeps patchy rain and showers in across the UK today - particularly affecting northern areas.