The latest insolvency figures are out. Gordon has certainly put an end to the boom, just not so sure about the bust. Is it a prudent moment to put £30 billion of public money into Northern Rock’s mortgage risk as property prices turn down?
Boris Johnson was shown a trophy monkey head as he toured a room of illegally-poached animals seized by Scotland Yard. He said:
“What’s this poor chap here? Faint air of a … Labour backbencher.”