I pushed Tory Party deputy chairman Michael Fallon on BBC1's Sunday Politics, in the wake of the Sunday Times' "cash for access" revelations, if the prime minister's meetings with major party donors were all documented and in the public domain.
Mr Fallon pointed out that all meetings with ministers were now documented, had at least one official present and were published -- a departure from past practice.
Yesterday's Head to Head on the Sunday Politics on House of Lords reform between Tory trouble-making MP Philip Davies and a maverick Liberal Democrat peer Matthew Oakeshott might seem like an amusing sideshow to mainstream politics.
But later in our Week Ahead segment The Economist's Janan Ganesh described it as the shape of coalition politics to come.
So, after 13 hours of talks into the wee small hours of this morning (unlucky for them!), eurozone finance ministers finally reached an agreement in principle on a second Greek bailout, this one worth 130bn euro plus a 50%+ write-down of private lenders holdings of Greek sovereign debt.
Since it's less than two years since Bailout 1 of 110bn euro and things in Greece have gone from bad to worse, you might wonder why this second one will do any better. And you'd not be the only one doing the wondering.
Energy Secretary Chris Huhne says that our fuel bills wouldn't rise so much if we could wean ourselves off ever-rising fossil fuels.
The big power companies say they've had to hike our gas and electricity bills because of rising global energy prices. I've been looking at energy prices and I'm not sure the picture is quite as they say.
Higher fuel, food and transport costs - something every household is all too aware of - have propelled inflation to fresh highs in September.
The CPI, the government's preferred measure, hit 5.2% (well up on August's 4.5%) while the more broadly-based RPI (which better reflects household spending patterns) shot up to 5.6% (from 5.2% in August), the highest for 20 years.
I make no apologies for returning to government spending on health.
The Tory promise in the election to ring-fence health spending and increase it in real terms every year even during a period of public spending cuts was distinctive and much-touted during the 2010 election campaign.
Journalistic inquiry here in Manchester since Chancellor George Osborne finished his speech has concentrated on trying to find out more about his plans for credit easing (or monetary activism as the Treasury also calls it).
You can see my efforts to learn more from Treasury Minister Justine Greening here.
Last night I interviewed Health Secretary Andrew Lansley live on the BBC News Channel before an audience of the Tory faithful.
I suggested to him that, because inflation was much higher than had been anticipated 18 months ago, his election promise to ring-fence health spending to ensure a modest real rise in spending (ie an increase after allowing for inflation) every year, was in jeopardy.
In aftermath of the Lib Dems terrible local election results and the spectacular loss of the AV referendum (remember that?) in May, the party's annual conference, which has just opened in Birmingham, could have had the makings of a lynch mob for Nick Clegg.
But matters did not go from bad to worse for him during the summer and he has arrived here in relatively good shape. His position, for now, is secure.
I enjoyed my little spat with George Galloway on Tuesday's Daily Politics.
After asking if he still regarded Syria's President Assad as a "breath of fresh air" I moved on to ask about the veracity of an incredible exchange he'd had on the London-based Iranian-run Press TV, where he works.
Presenter of the Daily Politics on BBC Two and the Sunday Politics on BBC One.
In a long career in publishing and broadcasting Andrew has been UK editor of The Economist, editor of The Sunday Times, executive chairman of Sky Television and publisher of The Scotsman Group of newspapers.
He has presented Midnight Hour, Despatch Box and, when he was fresh out of university, Tomorrow's World and The Risk Business.
Currently, when not on air, he is chairman of the Spectator Group of magazines.
One award: "Editor least likely ever to get a knighthood."
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