The truth is if the Legal Aid Bill is passed we the taxpayer will be left with millions of knock-on costs. This is something Ken Clarke and co. are desperate to keep away from peers and the public.
Last week 537 business leaders signed a letter urging that the 50p tax rate on very high earners be immediately scrapped in George Osborne's upcoming budget.
Unfortunately it's becoming more and more expensive to develop video games in the UK compared to other countries, which award developers tax breaks. If we're not careful, the UK games development industry could begin to experience the effects of a 'brain drain', with many people considering their options carefully and making the decision to work abroad.
Infrastructure is a hot topic at the moment and hit the headlines again today when Ken Livingston rejected the idea of a new airport for London in the Thames estuary. Livingston's view on this particular project is another example of the single-mindedness of politicians across the world.
Talking to a diehard Marxist can be infuriating. This is not because their opinions are always wrong: most people accept Marx had a number of brilliant insights, and that we can learn a lot from reading him. Certain Marxists can, though, be totally impervious to evidence, and that's what's infuriating.
It may seem like another age now, but it was only a year ago that you couldn't read a newspaper, or watch a news programme, without seeing George Osborne's sallow face peering back at you. But these days there is an Osborne-shaped hole in the news where the Chancellor used to be.
Some 25 airports in emerging markets that connect regularly with European airports do not connect with Heathrow. If the constraints on the operation of Heathrow were removed, by 2021 ability to serve China and Brazil would almost double compared with what could be provided if current restrictions on operations were maintained.
In a targeted approach, the onus would be on the school to identify under-performing children and work closely together with them, their parents and companies, to find suitable practical training. Let's ensure every child benefits and those at the bottom of the rung aren't overlooked.
Last week, The Guardian revealed details of a leaked memo which contained information of future Government plans to "win back female voters". As a woman with an interest for politics, I'm all ears.