“The new Sue Gray” – responsible for policing propriety and ethics – may yet be asked to rule whether Johnson’s adviser has behaved improperly.
Plus: Bad Suarez. Useless Obama. Kinnock, the new Miliband. And: Make the most of your mother while you still have time.
On the basis you only need to be better than your opponent, the mayoral election in 2016 is indeed competitive. Whisper it: even winnable for the Conservatives.
There is no evidence that formal education for very young children helps to close the achievement gap.
His warm words are all well and good, but they have to be backed up with action.