STAMPING HIS AUTHORITY?
George Osborne’s stamp duty coup was meant to stymie his political opponents – but the chancellor may have been too clever by half.
IT’S WAR AT THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
Hints of ‘colossal’ spending cuts will cause panic at the non-ringfenced MoD – which already suffers disproportionately from crazy PFI bills.
TTIP OF THE ICEBERG
Why MPs are in the dark about TTIP, the huge EU-US trade deal that could give big business wide-ranging powers to sue national governments.
SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMETHING BLUE
The chancellor’s apparent big idea of handing banks’ Libor-rigging fines to veterans’ charities actually came from a backbench Tory MP a year ago.
MIGRANT WORKERS UNITE!
Tory MP David Davis, a strong critic of EU free movement rules – and the handy £3,000 a day he earns working part-time for a German company.
SODEXO, SO GOOD
The former adviser to justice secretary Chris Grayling now earning a crust at Sodexo – winner of Grayling’s ‘guaranteed profit’ probation contracts.