Rajoy addresses parliament

In parliament today, Spain’s incoming Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, has promised deep public spending cuts while offering tax breaks for companies, telling parliament he aims to cut the budget deficit by 16.5bn euros next year. How he actually intends to do this was not forthcoming.

He’s obviously confused

Tory MP Matthew Offord is threatening to invoke human rights laws to overturn a ban on taking his dog to work at Westminster after he was given a one-week ultimatum to leave the six-month-old Jack Russell at home. He says: ‘If they try to push this, I will invoke the Human Rights Act because they’re breaching my right to a …