Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has apologised after his comments on the public sector strike say him criticised across Westminster.
Unions and government ministers are trying to present themselves the victors of yesterday's historic strike action, as the war of words continued into this morning.
Unions and ministers are even disagreeing over whether they are still negotiating this morning, a day after a nationwide public sector strike.
The working poor will be the hardest-hit group from the autumn statement, a respected thinktank has warned.
Britain is calling on European foreign ministers to intensify economic sanctions against Iran, one day after expelling the country's diplomats from the UK.
George Osborne's popularity among Conservative supporters has lunged following this week's autumn statement.