Rail passengers will have to pay an extra 3.5 per cent for their season tickets in January on top of the big increases they have seen since the last election.
David Cameron won't win a majority at the next election because he has failed to woo ethnic minorities, according to Baroness Warsi, Britain's first female Muslim cabinet minister.
George Osborne has returned to that old favourite - elected mayors. A Heseltine old favourite, to be precise, developed during his period in the political wilderness.
The International Monetary Fund says it "clearly under-estimated" the strength of Britain's economic recovery, as Christine Lagarde plays down speculation about her leading the European Commission.
The IMF's annual MOT on the British economy concludes that the coalition's austerity policies are justified - which has set Treasury officials leaping around like excited pixies.
Britain's economy will get a £10bn boost when prostitution and drugs are included in GDP figures. But is there a moral equivalence between such services and sectors like agriculture and publishing?