In other political news..

Spare a thought today for Peter Hain [Eh? – Ed] in his other job as Secretary of State for Wales following New Labour’s double by-election defeat in the Welsh constituency of Blaenau Gwent... although no-one seems to have sought his opinion on that yet, despite his early appearance in the campaign.. ANYway.. Elsewhere [that would be Bromley – Ed] David Cameron’s Nu Conservatives squeaked through in front of Emperor Ming’s Lib Dems. It probably won’t make much difference to Tony Blair’s plans, but it may bring a few plotters out of the woodwork.