David Cameron and his voodoo economics Chancellor are so obsessed with Plan A that they cannot envisage an alternative even when the IMF high priests of neoliberalism have spotted that it's not working.
Greek workers have shown once more in their hugely successful general strike that they will not surrender to the austerity agenda demanded by the European Central Bank-EU commission-IMF troika and imposed by a conservative-led coalition.
The Liberal Democrat conference oozes unreality as Nick Clegg and his fellow Orange Book neoliberal zealots put on their radical suits for one week only before returning to coalition business as normal.
Vince Cable has a justified reputation for political repartee and he indulged himself by teasing Tory MPs for voting him the minister they would most like to see sacked and styling himself a "mere pleb."
Labour MP Jim Sheridan's anger at the £46 million record annual profits enjoyed by Wonga.com - the purveyor of usurious payday loans - will deepen through awareness of the kind of people to benefit from this windfall.
"It is painfully evident that the health-care system stands on the brink of crisis." The damning verdict of the Alzheimer's Society chief executive tells you all you need to know about the Con-Dem assault on our NHS.
TUC general secretary Brendan Barber wasted no time after Congress delegates voted to explore the practicalities of organising a general strike to call the media together to pour cold water on the idea.
David Cameron's insistence that his government will not shy away from its chosen path of freezing public-sector workers' pay and cutting pension provision should ensure no complacency from the trade union movement.
Conservative coalition ministers should hang their heads in shame over the revelation that Save the Children is expanding its two anti-poverty programmes in Britain, one of the richest countries in the world.