The pre-briefing on Sir Howard Davies' report on airport capacity focused on the Gatwick caveat - we like Heathrow but Gatwick will do. The final report is written nothing like that.
David Cameron ended up getting the prestigious 11pm slot to speak for about 5 minutes about Britain's renegotiation. A source said the Prime Minister didn't notice if anyone had left the room.
The IMF like their emergency economic plans from debtor countries pretty heavy on the spending cuts, light on the tax rises. The Tsipras plan was the very opposite.
The government is acutely aware that some of the voters critical to its victory in swing seats were workers at the lower end of the pay scale who were claiming tax credits.
The big debate now is over a renegotiation which will be followed by a giant safety valve for backbench discontent: their longed-for referendum.
Former Labour Treasury secretary Liam Byrne says Harlow, in Essex, is typical of the sort of Labour target seat where the party failed to make headway at the general election.
Some close to the PM believe he is already leaning towards the lenient approach pioneered by Harold Wilson: letting ministers keep their jobs while they campaign on opposing side in the referendum.
George Osborne will speak on the economic task ahead today, just as the OECD suggests he might consider easing off. Don't expect that to be the tone of his remarks though.
Former minister Simon Burns said it was a joy to be in office in a Tory kaleidoscope government. It was through, he said, a kaleidoscope that all was blue and blessedly without yellow, purple or red.
President Hollande said this wasn't the place or the time to discuss David Cameron's concerns. But that, on the fringes of this summit, is what David Cameron did.
David Cameron plans to remind EU leaders that nearly 4 million British voters backed Ukip. He thinks some EU countries under-estimate the British desire to move from the status quo in Europe.
Cameron is in Riga today to meet his fellow EU leaders for the first time since the election, but the focus won't be on his party's now mandated plans for renegotiation.
The SNP have bagged the front rows of the Labour benches and nearly nabbed Dennis Skinner's much-prided place. There were in at 8 trying to finesse their land grab.