The asset sales being contemplated by Chancellor George Osborne only deliver some cuts and one-off benefits, briefly flattering the nation's accounts.
The government has pulled the vote on foxhunting after the SNP's decision to break its own pledge and vote against the relaxation of the ban in England.
Harriet Harman's decision to use her acting leadership role to steer the party's direction has been shocking and enthusing Labour MPs depending on where they are in the party.
The Institute for Fiscal Studies finds it is undoubtedly the case that tax credit recipients in work will on average be worse off as a result of the budget changes
Anti-fox hunting campaigners knew this was coming and have already attacked what they feel is the government trying to overturn a popular law change using the backdoor of a statutory instrument.
The Culture Secretary John Whittingdale has confirmed the Sunday Times story that the government is handing over responsibility for the free licence fees for the over-75s policy to the BBC.
The government will want to give clear advice to tourists heading for Greece (in a few weeks' time that includes quite a few MPs, I understand, who have holidays booked there).
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.