To those alarmed by Ed Miliband's description of himself as a "socialist", Sunder Katwala points out that Tony Blair also used the term.
Left Foot Forward's Will Straw reports that Iain Duncan Smith has been rebuked for his misuse of welfare statistics.
Over at Liberal Conspiracy, Claude Carpentieri says that next month's vote of confidence could bring Berlusconi down for good.
While the British graffiti a police van, the Italians occupy world heritage sites, reports Political Scrapbook.
Cameron has left the MoD a big unfunded liability, says the FT's Alex Barker.