I’m just watching Newsnight and I have a little quiz for you.  The following two political stories were covered.  One story got headline treatment and was given three times as much attention as the other.  Which story do you think the ever-so-neutral Mr Michael Crick got his teeth into?

(Story 1) An unknown Tory official in Bradford who – quite disgracefully – described a Labour councillor as a "cripple" in an email – for which he has apologised.

(Story 2) Ruth Turner – the Downing Street gatekeeper to the Prime Minister – who was arrested this morning over cash for honours allegations and on suspicion of perverting the course of justice.

You couldn’t make it up.

Lunchtime update on Monday 22nd January: Guido receives a reply from Newsnight on the affair.

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