Campaigners welcome a new Commons committee on women and equalities – until they learn Maria Miller, ex-minister for disabled people, is to chair it.
Pensions minister Baroness (Ros) Altmann’s maiden speech to peers is light on modesty and transparency about her well-paid past as a pension trustee.
After losing interest in justice, is ex-attorney-general Dominic Grieve now in line to chair the intelligence and security committee instead?
RETURN OF THE BARRON KNIGHT
Labour’s financially canny Sir Kevin Barron is fittingly reelected to chair the Commons’ notorious double-standards and privileges committee.
CALLED TO ORDURE
Gavel Basher on the political rejects, agenda grinders and deadbeats opining on the Queen’s speech in the House of Lords.
NEW BOYS AND GIRLS
Meet Ian Blackford, new SNP MP for Ross, Skye and Lachaber – no friend to the late lamented Charles Kennedy, from whom he won his seat in May.
Len McCluskey’s warring Unite trade union is under embarrassing scrutiny thanks to a spat among airline flight attendants.