The political and policy-based implications of the new Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.
A row over flying the Union flag at council buildings all year appears destined for the courts.
News that the Scottish government could withhold money from QEII has been exaggerated, but there is a political point to the SNP defining itself against the monarchy.
The party is acutely aware that it needs to keep hold of its 90,000 new members.
First Ministerial Funnies.
Progressive politics, huh.
On 7 May, the SNP will have the opportunity to inflict lasting damage on Scottish Labour.
The nationalists are barely more left-wing to begin with.
The party is forecast to spend less than Labour and the Lib Dems by the end of the parliament through slower but longer austerity.
There is a Commons majority for Trident and the party couldn't amend Budgets in the way it hopes.
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