Do criticisms of the government's welfare reforms by Archbishop Vincent Nichols, the country's highest-ranking Catholic, represent a shift in the church's position?
Communities Secretary Eric Pickles says the government "made a mistake" and should have dredged the flood-hit Somerset Levels.
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg launches an assault on "Chinese-style" welfare reforms being floated by the Tories.
The Conservatives are accused of suppressing a report that calls for two new garden cities to combat the housing shortage.
On the minimum wage, the government is hoping to have something it will be able to point at that will allow it to say to voters that it is taking care of the less well paid.
More flood warnings and alerts are issued across England and Wales, as David Cameron pledges that lessons will be learned from the damage caused by severe flooding from Cornwall to Scotland.
Nick Clegg pledges to block any fresh attempts to curb immigration from the European Union, insisting "this is where we draw the line", as Vince Cable says the Tories are 'in a panic' on the subject.