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Deputy PM Nick Clegg last week revealed his conversations with Labour's David Miliband.
This week, I caught up with the Miliband brother and we got talking about what the two senior politicians were talking about. They're been talking about youth unemployment - with both taking a keen interest in the issue.
I've been talking to David Miliband this afternoon at the Labour conference in Manchester.
And he was pretty forthright when it came to claims about his views on his brother Ed's leadership of the Labour party. In fact he seemed pretty annoyed or even angry by it.
There was a report today David was overheard telling a member of his inner circle: "Ed will crash and burn".
"It's absolute nonsense, absolute nonsense. Let whoever who claims it, put their name to it," said David who represents South Shields and is a former foreign secretary.
Keep an eye for the fuller interview tomorrow.
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Nick Clegg has confirmed an academic who was "utterly" wrong in calling for parts of the North to be abandoned will advise Liberal Democrat Schools Minister David Laws.
But the Deputy Prime Minister expressed relief that Tim Leunig would not be advising the Government on the country's Northern cities.
And Mr Clegg, who leads the Lib Dems, suggested the newly appointed advisor to the Department for Education knew his previous views were wrong.
THE latest polling on regional/local pay for the public sector will give George Osborne pause for thought.
It shows that Tory voters are worried. And pollster Survation says introducing regional or local pay could harm the electoral chances of the Tories and Liberal Democrats in large swathes of the country.
IT might be run by Lib Dem Ed Davey. But a policy consultation to the party's conference in Brighton is blunt, to say the least, about the power of the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC).
It says it is "weak" within Whitehall - mentioning the Treasury as also having a key role in delivering Britain's main climate change policies.
Here's the key section from the "transition to a zero-carbon Britain" consultation paper:
"The creation of the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) in October 2008, combining responsibility for energy policy with the delivery of the UK's principal climate change policies, was a step forward in ensuring the coordination of policy.
"However, DECC remains relatively weak within Whitehall and various other departments continue to be responsible for policies that are essential in delivering a zero-carbon Britain.
"These include the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Department for Transport, Department for Communities and Local Government, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and HM Treasury."
For the full document click here
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It's a big part of any family's budget. But do the prices paid at the petrol pumps go down in step with any fall in oil prices?
Well, Hexham MP Guy Opperman says he has received complaints from constituents that fuel prices have not fallen as oil prices have reduced.
And he is preparing to speak in a Commons debate today urging competition chiefs to launch a full investigation.
Interesting comments from a senior Liberal Democrat, who's advises the Government on cities, in the wake of David Cameron's first big reshuffle.
John Shipley, who used to lead Newcastle City Council, said: "The reshuffle is clear evidence of a Conservative shift to the right. There seems to be an internal battle taking place for control of the party.
A very interesting article from The Spectator's James Forsyth - suggesting what could be a driving factor behind the reshuffle.
For me, this is a key line about David Cameron in the article.
"Over the summer, his confidants say, he realised that he could be a one-term PM. This has created a much-needed sense of urgency in Downing Street."
Interestingly, it comes after Tory MP Guy Opperman warned earlier this year that Mr Cameron could be a one-term PM unless he connected with the North - to win more seats in this part of the country.
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SO Justine Greening is no longer secretary of state for transport. She had only been in the job since last October.
She replaced Philip Hammond who had been in the role since the coalition was formed in May 2010.
That's not long for a minister to put their feet under the desk to get to grips with a complex brief.
And it has been an issue in the Department for Transport (DfT) for years, according to AA president Edmund King.