UKIP immigration policy - the wife test
On a day when Nigel Farage launched a nationwide poster campaign warning that millions of Europeans were waiting to take your job, I asked him why he employed a German as his secretary.
Couldn't he have found a British person instead, I wondered. Somewhat to my amazement the UKIP leader told me "nobody else could do that job".
His point, apparently, was that only his wife Kirsten - who as he often reminds us is German - would be prepared to work unsociable hours, seven days a week, helping him at "midnight, one o'clock, two o'clock".
As so often, the UKIP leader was trying to make me and all those listening smile along with him. He's an amusing and likeable guy and often I've done just that, but on this occasion I was determined to press on.
Mr Farage's decision to employ his wife at public expense highlights two important questions he and his party now face - about what their immigration policy means in practice and their attitude to public money.
Miliband on Israel, PM plan and Thatcher comparison
On a kibbutz outside Jerusalem Ed Miliband was greeted with a loud, warm Jewish embrace from 84-year-old Sara - his mother's cousin - who, like her, is a Polish Jew who survived the Holocaust.
It marked the end of a visit to Israel that has been as much about the personal as the political - a chance for the Labour leader to connect with his past as well as to talk about the future of the Middle East.
David Cameron feels legacy of expenses anger
Five years after the scandal of MPs' expenses first broke little may seem to have changed.
A prime minister defends his own when they come under fire, only to discover that the press, the public and some of his own MPs regard that as unacceptable.
The pressure was too much for Maria Miller
She's gone. The pressure, it seems, was too much. In a letter to the prime minister, Maria Miller says that
"It has become clear to me that the present situation has become a distraction from the vital work this government is doing."
Maria Miller's apology 'minimum requirement' for PM
"I am devastated that this has happened, and that I have let you down."
Thus Maria Miller makes the apology she failed to make in her thirty two second appearance in the Commons.
Labour's rubber to hit the road?
Just in case you're not counting it is now less than 400 days until the next election. To be precise it's 398 days until the moment Ed Miliband might start to pack his bags to move into Number 10. Not very long.
All of which begs a rather important question - what would the Labour leader actually do if he becomes our next prime minister and, more pressingly, what should he say he's going to do in order to convince voters to send him to Downing Street.