As Thursday draws to a close, here's a round up of the day's political developments.
- Terror watchdog David Anderson has said new laws are needed to regulate the power of security services to monitor people's online activity
- The government's immigration cap for non-EU skilled workers has been hit for the first time , blocking the arrival of some nurses, doctors and teachers
- David Miliband should "shut up" and stop telling the party what to do , according to former Labour deputy leader John Prescott
- David Cameron has held what were described as "open and frank" talks with the Belgian prime minister over his plans for EU reform
- Further cuts in government spending will be needed beyond this parliament in order to bring the national debt under control, the OBR has warned
- The government is considering reducing tax credits for millions of working families as part of its £12bn welfare cuts, the BBC understands
- Gordon Brown spent £732 on pen cartridges before stepping down as an MP at the general election, an FoI has revealed.