Voting in the race to be leader of the Scottish Labour Party closes tomorrow and some claim echoes of the 2010 battle of the Miliband brothers.
One Treasury source said this was "just where the graph lines happened to end up," implying no champagne popping pencilled in for the big day five years off.
Labour says the government has massively over-estimated how far down the track it is with infrastructure projects. Is it time for a candour deficit reduction plan?
Treasury Secretary Danny Alexander reckons a third or a quarter of cuts are still to come after the election. The Institute for Fiscal Studies says 50 per cent. Who is right?
Tory MPs tell me they suspect the chancellor's getting all his infrastructure and NHS spending news out of the way early because he's given up on getting a hearing for good news on Wednesday.
The idea of an emergency brake on EU immigration remained in David Cameron's speech until a few days ago. But at the last moment, the prime minister pulled back.
The SNP's message all day has been that there's less to the devolution deal than meets the eye. This afternoon they got support for that proposition from the former Labour First Minister Lord (Jack) M
As the deadline for proposals on devolving more powers to Scotland approached, ministers were busy trying to secure last-minute deals for their own spending departments.
I've spent the afternoon taking the temperature of Labour MPs after their party's decision to back 100 per cent devolution of income tax to Holyrood. The temperature is at morgue chiller levels.
We asked Bob Marshall-Andrews and David Davis to their hands converting Ukip supporters in Rochester. They certainly heard some strident views but the pincer movement didn't convert anyone.
Ed Miliband's mission was to get voters listening to his message - they want big change and he's the only guy offering it. But he knows that one speech won't do it.
Just as the earnings/inflation lines crossed in the right direction for the government, the Lab/Con graph lines of support crossed in the wrong direction for Labour.
żJean-Claude Juncker blames Europe for Luxembourg's industrial scale tax avoidance, after a bombshell revelation about the country's treatment of company finances.
The Tories (and Labour, I hear) are looking at stopping access to non-contributory benefits (which is most benefits) even for EU citizens who are working their chaussettes off.
A few dozen UK soldiers are going to train Iraqis, but if a third country can be found to host a bigger training programme, many more might be heading abroad to boost Iraqi expertise.