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If Monday’s Commons debate was post-Leveson showdown lite, today’s Culture, Media and Sport Committee hearing was the real thing. We had Max Mosley, who famously won a 2008 court action against the (late) News of the World after it turned over his private life. And we had at least three Tory MPs who could barely contain their fury at Hacked Off’s starring role in the Ed Miliband-hosted talks which secured the cross-party regulation deal with David Cameron.

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Tory leader is 'not embarrassed' by Eton, as shadow cabinet keeps quiet over schools

David Cameron last night insisted that he was "not the slightest bit embarrassed" about attending Eton, amid claims that senior Tories are hiding details of their private school backgrounds in the face of growing attacks on "privilege" by the Labour Party.

Steve Richards: Brown has found his sense of humour

His proposal produced his first good jokes since becoming Prime Minister

Cameron's top team to pay back £17,430

Ten members of David Cameron's shadow Cabinet agreed last night to repay a total of £17,430 in expenses after being accused of over-claiming by an independent audit.

The perils of privilege: why class remains Cameron's Achilles' heel

The Tory leader is sensitive to questions about his wealth and background. Andy McSmith explains why

Simon Carr: Brighter than Brighton with baffling Boris

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Pandora: Alan Duncan, the Tory poster boy for reform?

The Tory mischief-maker Alan Duncan was the source of considerable hand-wringing among his colleagues over the summer, following the release of a covertly filmed video in which he joked that MPs had been forced to "live on rations" since the expenses scandal and were "treated like shit". The videographer had form, having previously broken into Duncan's garden and dug a £1 coin into his lawn.

MPs' second incomes kept under wraps

Key details of MPs' outside earnings remained a secret last night, despite new rules designed to boost transparency in Westminster coming into force.

Inside the Cameron vote machine

They work together, eat together and holiday together – and they expect to run Britain, reports Michael Savage

Tory team to give up second jobs

David Cameron announced today that all of his shadow ministers would give up their second jobs by the end of the year.

MPs squirm as the spotlight turns on second jobs

A new Commons register of outside earnings is causing mayhem. While Tories are sacrificing huge salaries, Labour MPs want one last pay day.

Steve Richards: The people's questions deserve big answers

These are heady days for voters demanding a transformation in the way Britain is governed. But our political masters are the most reluctant revolutionaries – reformers can't let the pressure drop

Bruce Anderson: Face the facts... Most MPs are decent people, not crooks

Many of these good men and women find themselves hideously embarrassed, often unfairly so

Matthew Norman: Seize moment to demand a written constitution

The expenses scandal creates a golden opportunity that cannot be wasted
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