When Ministers and Spads run amok: Colin Talbot at Whitehall Watch argues that the Jeremy Hunt revelations again raise the issue of civil service reform.
John Gapper at the FT’s Business blog notes that Rupert Murdoch was tired and rambling when he took the stand at the Leveson inquiry on Thursday.
Julian Norman at the F-Word argues that the online reaction to footballer Ched Evans’ conviction shows that rape culture is still alive in the UK.
With news this week that Britain is now officially in a double dip recession, Ian Mulheirn at Market Square calls for a ‘balanced-budget expansion’.
Paul Krugman shows that David Cameron’s austerity plans have ensured that the economy is now officially doing worse that the 1930s – a remarkable ‘achievement’.