Plus: Soames makes his way towards a gender-neutral loo. Lunch with Tyrie, lunch with Kirby. The Shipley Strangler strikes again. And: George Simpson saves the day.
The Prime Minister repeatedly condemned the official Opposition for being “enemies of aspiration”.
But there were the first signs of animosity between Labour and the SNP.
The governing duopoly of the Prime Minister and Chancellor should be replaced by a collegiate top team – including the present ’22 Chairman as a new Chief Whip.
She’s gone – and, if has a shred of parliamentary integrity, Bercow must accept full responsibility for his choice.
Gove’s declaration that the Conservatives won’t have discussions with UKIP if the Commons is hung is tactically understandable but strategically wrong.
The Chamber’s culture change is for the worse – and it serves voters ill at a time when the country’s future is threatened.
Despite early optimism about allies among the Opposition, no Labour MPs voted Aye.
It’s a varied list, from Graham Brady to Sir Richard Shepherd, and Tracey Crouch to Jacob Rees-Mogg.
A mismanaged motion led to embarrassment and yet another odd turn in the bizarre tale of a controversial Speaker.
“I have been played as a fool. But I would much rather be an honourable fool, in this and any other matter, than a clever man.”
I refer, of course, to the funeral of Richard III. But some MPs, not all of them Tories, have a different committal in mind.
There weren’t many MPs in the House for Danny’s big moment, but they still managed to make plenty of noise.
As the election looms, the papers are shifting back to their political comfort zones. But the consensus is that Osborne has drawn some of the sting from Miliband’s attack.
Plus: Stephen O’Brien triumphant. What not to wear while canvassing. Commons catering, KFC-style. And: Kensington – that snake-pit of ambitious thrusters.