- Fred Goodwin has 'handed back' about 1/4 of his pension pot - leaving him with a mere £12M - so he still gets a pension of £342,000 a year, on top of the tax-free £2.8m he took out of the fund in February.
- Royal Bank of Scotland is planning a pay package worth up to £9.6m for Stephen Hester, its new chief executive.
- There is, apparently, pressure from the Whips to get Margaret Beckett elected as Speaker. Change? What change.
- The political class are trumpeting the 'openness' of the secret ballot for a new Speaker, ignoring the fact that this was only introduced to prevent the Whips from being able to monitor how MPs voted.
- The police are still getting stressed about people taking photgraphs of their vehicles parked in disabled bays, in spite of the official statements, including the letter I received from Vernon Coaker.
- More revelations are coming out about police behaviour at Climate Camp last year, including two people being held for 4 days because they demanded to know who the were dealing with.
It is difficult to know where to start:
Well, the Modern Liberty movement is proposing "Real Change: open politics" - it is worth a read, and may be our best hope.