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The Evening Standard plays matchmaker for Nicky Morgan

A sub at the Standard has given David Gauke MP a new wife - and a new name. 

Your mole always gets a cold sweat when writing up captions. In the mole's first job at the Riverbank Crier, a photo was once run of a couple of otters in a story about rabbits. 

So the mole can only sympathise with those hard-pressed subs over at the Evening Standard, who have mistaken David Gauke, a treasury minister, with Nicky Morgan's husband.

You should be so lucky, Gauke-y. 

I'm a mole, innit.

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What did Jeremy Corbyn really say about Bin Laden?

He's been critiqued for calling Bin Laden's death a "tragedy". But what did Jeremy Corbyn really say?

Jeremy Corbyn is under fire for describing Bin Laden’s death as a “tragedy” in the Sun, but what did the Labour leadership frontrunner really say?

In remarks made to Press TV, the state-backed Iranian broadcaster, the Islington North MP said:

“This was an assassination attempt, and is yet another tragedy, upon a tragedy, upon a tragedy. The World Trade Center was a tragedy, the attack on Afghanistan was a tragedy, the war in Iraq was a tragedy. Tens of thousands of people have died.”

He also added that it was his preference that Osama Bin Laden be put on trial, a view shared by, among other people, Barack Obama and Boris Johnson.

Although Andy Burnham, one of Corbyn’s rivals for the leadership, will later today claim that “there is everything to play for” in the contest, with “tens of thousands still to vote”, the row is unlikely to harm Corbyn’s chances of becoming Labour leader. 

Stephen Bush is editor of the Staggers, the New Statesman’s political blog.