Fire up the autotune.
Move over Red Sox, Ed has a new red American hero:
Guido hears that this is not the first contact the two camps have had, with the NYC Mayor elect reaching out on energy policy and various other back channel chat.
We talked about cost-of-living and importance of showing how politics can make a difference to people’s lives.—
Ed Miliband (@Ed_Miliband) November 11, 2013
Poor Hollande. Whatever happened to that guy…
Well that went well then.
Proof that a Westminster parking warden will try and ticket literally anyone. Even Hillary Clinton.
Cllr Daniel Astaire, Westminster City Council cabinet member for business, told the Mail:
‘Despite our traffic marshal being questioned by the secret service for just doing his job, he was in the right. The former US Secretary of State was parked for nearly 45 minutes without paying. I’m sure she will understand that we have to be fair to everyone, regardless of their status on the world stage.”
Presumably it will go on the pile along with the £7.2m the US Embassy owes for parking fines and missed congestion charge payments.
Great filibsuters of our time…
According to Tory MPs in the room, the Prime Minister just told them that nine journalists have been “stopped” by the police for trying to infiltrate their away day conference. The PM said:
“I don’t know if they were tasered”
The news was met with a resounding cheer. They have been warned to be careful who they speak to in bars and restaurants. There is an unconfirmed rumour doing the rounds that some of the journalists have been nicked. Developing…
If you are one of the most senior US politicians attending a crucial hearing on potential military intervention in Syria, being snapped playing poker on your phone doesn’t look great. Well that’s what happened to John McCain last night:
Scandal! Caught playing iPhone game at 3+ hour Senate hearing – worst of all I lost!—
John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) September 03, 2013
Suppose the British equivalent would be Tom Harris watching Doctor Who on one of his many taxpayer-funded iPads…
UKIP Reshuffles | James Forsyth
David Ruffley’s Future Under Discussion by Tories | BBC
The LibDem’s Jewish Problem | Jeremy Brier
Israeli Ambassador’s Letter to Clegg | Twitter
What Became of Cameron’s Big Society Network? | Indy
SpAd Reshuffle | PR Week
Clegg Under Pressure to Expel Ward | Telegraph
Labour’s Teachers Trained in the Art of Brainwashing | Jago Pearson
R.I.P. John Blundell, Former IEA Director General | Atlas
UKIP Hasn’t Gone Away | ConHome
Ward: I’d Be a Terrorist if I Lived in Gaza | Breitbart
Sarah Vine writes of Esther McVey…
“McVey told Grazia that she hasn’t married or had children because she ‘never found anyone to wind her biological clock’ … If I remember rightly, half the current Cabinet would have cheerfully ‘wound her clock’ if she’d given them a glimmer of a chance.”