News Max Mosley explained why he gave financial help to victims of hacking to sue papers

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.

Tories next to feel heat on expenses

Cameron says sorry as spotlight switches to claims made by shadow Cabinet

Michael Brown: Is this the end of New Toryism too?

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Andrew Grice: Wilson's jibe may return to haunt Brown

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The morning Gordon made David choke on his porridge

The Tory leader's getting angry and he's turning up the volume – lambasting the Prime Minister as a headless chicken and the House of Lords for its toxic cocktail of money and politics

The new shadow cabinet in full

This is the full membership of the new shadow cabinet announced by the Conservative Party today:

Shadow Cabinet revolts at Cameron's plan to curb their outside earnings

Leader fears Tories will look out of touch but may have to shelve his plans

Pandora: Lembit's loyalty looks likely to be rewarded

While senior colleagues have so far steered clear of Lembit Opik's bid for the Liberal Democrat presidency, I hear that his loyalty to his former leader, Charles Kennedy, is now finally paying off.

Jon Cruddas: How did we become the party of the establishment?

It is time for the left to take on the New Conservatives. This challenge cannot be separated from the need to address the problems facing post-New Labour social democracy. By critically engaging with David Cameron's Conservatives, the left can rethink its principles and renew itself.

Can Cameron's formula fix the 'broken' society?

Preparing For Power, Day One - Welfare and Crime: As Labour's fortunes go from bad to worse, it is increasingly likely that Britain will have a Conservative government after the next election. Yet the policies David Cameron would introduce have so far had little scrutiny. Every day this week, The Independent will examine them

MPs face ban from lucrative second jobs

A ban on MPs having paid second jobs is to be considered by Gordon Brown as part of an attempt to restore public trust in politicians.

Tories now 'the party of the poor'

The Conservative Party has claimed it is now the "party of the poor" in another attempt by David Cameron to invade Labour's natural territory.

The Sketch: The lunatics are borrowing money to save the asylum

In the original meaning of the word, it's a shambles. A slaughterhouse. A complete bloody mess. Labour backbenchers, those beasts of burden who have suffered under the yoke for a decade, are now so bewildered they don't even know their heads have been cut off. It suits some of them more than others, I must say.

Dominic Lawson: Will we never escape class in this country?

The greatest victims of egalitarianism have been the least well-off not the wealthiest

Boris for mayor? Dave for PM? Are toffs no longer ridiculous?

In the 1960s, grandees like Harold Macmillan were easy meat for satirists, but a new play says he deserves our sympathy. Brian Cathcart asks if privilege brings the stigma and mockery it once did
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