With any potentially transformative national event, our guide is the Chinese communist who, asked about the impact the French Revolution almost two centuries later, said it was too soon to tell. So hats off to Nick Robinson, the BBC's very own Zhou Enlai, for patiently hanging on for almost three months to make his film Five Days That Changed Britain.
As the newly promoted Home Secretary, Theresa May becomes only the second woman after Jacqui Smith, to hold the role - considered one of the three major offices of state.
Jacqui Smith, the first woman to be home secretary, was one of the best -known sitting MPs to be voted out of Parliament but Glenda Jackson held on with a tiny majority.
Last week Pandora speculated as to the proximity of a Prescott peerage. Having been both deputy Labour leader and deputy PM, the veteran bruiser would be more than qualified for a spot on Gordon Brown's disollution honours list, despite his previously-stated opposition to the principle.
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Conservative forced to quit anti-sleaze committee over expenses hits back
Tony McNulty, former employment minister, had to make a humiliating apology in the Commons after claiming expenses on a property occupied rent-free by his parents.
A Dutch far-right MP who has called for the Koran to be banned has described his arrival in Britain as a "victory for free speech".
Jacqui Smith suffered the humiliation of being forced to apologise in the Commons yesterday for wrongly designating her family home as her second property for expenses purposes.
A "herbal high" that mimics the effect of cannabis should be banned, the Government's drug adviser said today.
Politicians want to ban the few mind-altering drugs that remain unrestricted. But what are they, are they safe – and do they work? Amol Rajan tries some lawful highs
The parents of a young British woman dying of cancer have been told by the Home Office they can no longer care for their daughter and must leave the country.
The Conservative MP Julie Kirkbride was under fresh pressure over her use of expenses last night after allegations that both her brother and her sister were benefiting from her parliamentary allowances.
Conservative MPs to spend 'more time with family'
Cabinet members including Alistair Darling, Jacqui Smith and Hazel Blears spent £11,000 on tax advice
Clubbers stay one step ahead as the Government lags behind on drug reform