Across the top of the screen floated a banner, pulled by a little aeroplane: IN ARSENE WE TRUST.
A lack of funding for social care and spending cuts to schools could prove Philip Hammond's biggest headaches.
The word "bloodbath" came to mind after the Chancellor was grilled on the Today program.
The flatlining Sinn Fein vote has been jolted into life unexpectedly.
Selective schools are likely to benefit better off families.
The Chancellor believes he can raise taxes and borrowing without suffering any lasting political damage.
There as many more references to pubs as to the European Union.
What the Chancellor actually means is that Brexit means that we will be borrowing more.
The prime minister is committed to leaving the EU, stopping immigration, bringing back grammar schools, and other familiar policies.
A snap contest would undermine the Prime Minister's trustworthiness and squander Brexit negotiating time.
Conservative MPs are hostile enough for there to be no guarantee of this divisive proposal's success.
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