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.
Danny Alexander is not without ambition. Over time he has tried various tactics to convince Lib Dems that they should take him to their hearts and consider him future leadership material.
The Netherlands, Australia and Malaysia rule out sending an international armed mission to secure the site in Ukraine where Malaysia Airlines flight MH-17 crashed, the Dutch prime minister says.
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.
In their first appearance since Vince Cable was forced to deny he was plotting to get rid of Nick Clegg, the pair appear in public a la Nigel Farage, as reporters peer in from outside.
The Vince Cable attack on his close friend, confidant and some-time adviser Lord Oakeshott, could actually help Nick Clegg's position.