1. Boris-appointed Conservative deputy mayor Ian Clements found guilty of fraud for claiming £156 of restuarant meals on expenses. He quit in the Summer when it all came to light and now will have to account for his actions with a suspended prison sentence and community service.

2. From the Manchester Evening News, hot on the heels of the revelations of Cameron quaffing bubbly on the sly at Conservative conference when we are meant to be in an age of austerity, another Tory has been arrested for obtaining and downing a £150 bottle of the stuff from swanky conference hotel the Midland without payment.

Food and drink to their opponents, both stories.