Slugger blog round…

To kick off it looks like Mr E is taking a break rather than signing that lethal document Paul has prepared for all unreconstructed believers in the moral virtue of capital…– P O’Neill’s spotted a legislative problem with the proposed cuts with the budgetary proposals on medical cards for the over 70s.

Peter Curistan tells Mairtin “We don’t have an executive which knows what it is doing economically.” (Ed: “that would be ‘doing’ what, exactly?“)

– Boris waxing hyperbolically on British nautical victories

– Redemption’s Son asking questions about Basil and those controversial expenses

– Gerry sees complications for wine importers in their negotiations with their own banks…

– Suzy’s found a loop hole in the new travel tax..

– Robert Peston reckons the independent old lady is losing her power

Interesting convergence in the generic polling for the Democrats (going down) and Obama’s personal rating (going up) in the RCP Poll Averages indicating a possible down ballot swing back tot he Reps..?

– Fergus reckons nemo dat quod non habet on that €400bn the Irish government was ‘offering’ to banks…

– And Wales loses more women politicians…