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Jamie Reed's next career move? Exorcist

Many MPs struggle to figure out what to do with themselves after they leave office, but Jamie Reed has his future all mapped out.

The Labour MP for Copeland told his 14,000 Twitter followers, this afternoon:

It's not clear what prompted the celebrated social media user to make the bizarre comment.

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Hardworking horror stories

Things that are now for hardworking families:

-          Budgets

-          Any policy announcement, regardless of whether they are related to families or hard work

-          Reshuffles

-          Beer and bingo tax cuts

-          And, as of today, filling in potholes

Well, it was only a matter of time before roads got caught up in the hyphen-less black hole of political slogans.

David Cameron, doing his best Grant Shapps impression, said:

“This is important because it damages people’s cars, motorbikes and cycles on their way to work. Mending potholes is good for hardworking families.”

Cameron's journey through the past

There is a flurry of projects springing up to commemorate the centenary of the start of the First World War. One such idea is the ‘Letter to an Unknown Soldier’, which invites people to write to one of the soldiers fighting for Britain in the Great War.

David Cameron has just published his contribution, paying tribute to the bravery and sacrifice of those who served.

“One hundred years from now your grandchildren and great-grandchildren will enjoy a peace in Europe and a quality of life that is almost unimaginable,” he writes.

Read it in full here

Stop. Mili time

Ed Miliband has been outlining his plans to devolve powers to cities and regions. 

What the Labour leader told only the BBC about, however, is that Leeds seems to have been given control over its own timezone, judging by this picture of his address, taken at 10.21

What the punters made of sorry Dave

A sombre David Cameron today insisted that he was "extremely sorry" for hiring Andy Coulson, after the former tabloid editor was found guilty at the Old Bailey of conspiring to hack phones. Here's how the PM's apology went down in the court of Twitter.