Gordon Brown's government did "all it could" to help Libya secure the release of the man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing, a report by Britain's top civil servant concluded yesterday.
David Hart, the Thatcherite banking heir, was a property magnate, defence industry lobbyist who came to prominence as the scourge of Arthur Scargill and the National Union of Miners during the strike of 1984-85.
David Cameron spent three hours in Oldham East and Saddleworth, scene of a by-election where some people suspect the Tories are pulling their punches to avoid hurting the Lib Dems. The Prime Minister's visibility was so low at times that reporters on the scene starting wondering what he might be doing.
John Bercow was returned as Commons Speaker today after an attempt to remove him was cast aside by the vast majority of MPs.
Plans to ban Scottish MPs from voting on laws for England will be published by the Conservative Party today.
Political firebrand Tony Benn is about to mount an assault on the pop charts – in the debut solo album of Mull Historical Society's Colin MacIntyre