David Cameron's modernising reforms have "baffled" the Conservative party, one of his own backbenchers has claimed.
The government has designated a further £200 million to boost flood defences and improve risk management after the north of England was hit by flash floods.
Control orders may be an "inappropriate" tool against terrorism, a Home Office minister has conceded.
A senior Conservative party member in Ealing Southall has defected to the Lib Dems over the selection of their new parliamentary candidate.
A week into his premiership, Gordon Brown has closed the Tories' 15 month lead over Labour, leaving David Cameron trailing three points behind.
The Liberal Democrats have enacted their own reshuffle after Gordon Brown introduced a new government last week.