Dave absolves Greening of blame, saying it was a technical issue and he has accepted her apology. Presumably there were technical issues with all the other Tory MPs and ministers who didn’t turn up as well. On whether Miliband behaved dishonourably: “it’s up to him to defend how he behaves”. Ed meanwhile says “I don’t think the Government should wash its hands of this issue”. Perhaps he will send Assad a strongly worded letter.