Avigdor Lieberman - Israel's new kingmaker and, according to no less a hawk than Marty Peretz, a "neo-fascist" - says his ideas on citizenship really aren't any different from those espoused by Gordon Brown's government.
Elsewhere, regardless of whether or not Fred Goodwin "deserves" a £650,000 pension is becomes abundantly clear that, despite this still being Hang-a-Banker season, the government's descent into idiotic, populist pandering should also be resisted. Goodwin's pension may indeed be excessive, but John Prescott will receive £60,000 a year from the public purse which seems equally generous or, if you prefer, scandalous.
Thirdly, it turns out that Jack Straw has a rather strained relationship with the truth. Who knew?
The sooner there's an election the better. Labour MPs should demand a poll sooner rather than later since I rather think that public disgust will increase the more they are seen to be clinging on for as long as possible in a desperate bid to keep their jobs and hope that something, anything might turn up to save them. This may prove a mistake since the public would like to be shot of them now and seems likely to be more, not less, exasperated the longer an election is delayed.