An attempt by David Cameron to outflank Ed Miliband on a new constitutional settlement for the UK ran into trouble on Sunday night when a senior Liberal Democrat cabinet minister said that the plans for devolution in England should not proceed without attempting a consensus with Labour.
Gavel-to-gavel TV coverage of party conferences disappeared more than a decade ago, as network TV recoiled at the absence of drama, but the three to four-day conferences still offer British political parties a precious and rare platform to project itself, largely on their terms.
With news that Alex Salmond is to step down, political pundits are guessing who will become First Minister of Scotland - and of course lead the SNP.
As ISIS targets British citizens a friendship with the US may not always be in British interests.
In his pivotal speech ahead of the referendum, Gordon Brown offered a "modern form of home rule".
"Are we," asked a senior Whitehall official, "witnessing the return of Gordon Brown to the big political stage?" And that was the day before the Thursday speech that had them rocking in the isles and the deepest recesses of the Conservative party were lost in a mixture of admiration and apprehension.
Alex Salmond's resignation marks the start of huge economic and political change that are likely to take place over this important political year.
After the Yes campaign's loss in yesterday's independence referendum, Alex Salmond is to stand down.
Yesterday Scotland voted against a split from the United Kingdom. This decision affects countries across the world who were anticipating the result.
Bob Satchwell, executive director of the Society of Editors, said the decision of newspapers not to publish the story about John Whittingdale’s relationship with a sex worker showed how much the industry had changed since the days of sexual exposés about ministers such as David Mellor.
The white paper setting out the government’s plans for schools in England has caused a stir – and not just from the usual suspects.
Another day, another Old Etonian.