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Gordon Brown and Tony Blair meet at Westminster Hall

Former prime ministers Tony Blair and Gordon Brown are amongst those waiting in Westminster Hall for the Pope to address them. According to twitter, they don't seem to be getting on badly. Mendi Hasan says the two are chatting and similing, asking: "Has GB read a Journey yet?" His colleague at the New Statesman James Macintyre reports that Cherie Blair and Gordon even shared a kiss, adding "Looked genuine enough."

What not to bring to Lib Dem conference

Thinking of knitting your way through Nick Clegg's keynote speech at conference? Think again. Epolitix report the list of items Merseyside police have banned from the event, including; pen knives, letter openers, knitting needles, helium balloons, chains, handcuffs, hunting horns, klaxons, whistles and "powder secreted in condoms".

Cable 2/1 favourite to be next cabinet member to leave

Following his controversial comments about the immigration cap, business secretary Vince Cable is now 2/1 favourite with Ladbrokes to be the next cabinet minister to leave government. Foreign secretary William Hague is available at 4/1, whilst defence secretary Liam Fox can be backed to leave his post at 5/1. William Hill have shortened odds on Ed Miliband to become the necxt Labour leader to 6/4.

Pope greets Catholic students in Twickenham

Pope Benedict was greeted by business secretary Vince Cable and education secretary Michael Gove as he arrived in Twickenham. The Pope took leading prayers at St Mary's University chapel and is now visiting a Catholic college. He said in his address to St Mary's "the life of faith needs to be the driving force behind every activity in school". 

Cherie Blair: Catholics 'should not apologise' for origins

Cherie Blair told ITV's Sunrise programme that Catholics "shouldn't apologise for where we've come from", pointing to Britain's Christian origins, she said religion had played a significal role in forming British culture.