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18 Conservatives and 11 Labour MPs voted against the new high speed line. But the real battle will come next spring.
As the economy accelerates, it will become increasingly difficult for Osborne to defend the 1% cap on public sector pay rises.
Imposing capital gains tax on this increasingly resented group will gift the Treasury more easy revenue.
The former Tory chancellor says that the government is "getting nowhere slowly" on reducing tax avoidance by multinationals.
When Cameron derides Miliband for not wanting to talking about the economy, he forgets that, for most voters, living standards are the economy.
The Peep Show star writes in tomorrow's NS: "if you want to be a nuisance to the people whom you most detest in public life, vote. And vote Labour."
The Labour leader's first major speech since his conference address will coincide with Living Wage Week.
The PM raised his game but he is still struggling to change the subject.
Suspicion falls on Norman Lamont.
Rather than risking the blame for killing the project, Labour has decided to take the credit for saving it by forcing the government to reduce costs.