*MPs of all parties have been suffering quite a lot of abuse over the last few days, not least from their constituents and party workers. I am told that the straw which broke Phil Hope's back was when one of his local party officers rang him and told him he was a c***. Cue a cheque for a stonking £41,000. Wish I could suddenly lay my hands on that much.
*A Tory MP of my acquaintance suffered terrible abuse in his local grocers from constituents who accused him of being on the take. The poor man is one of the few who claims absolutely nothing from the ACA second home allowance. But his constituents weren't interested in that inconvenient fact. They wanted blood.
*This morning I got an email from a local Labour Party branch in Middlesbrough today demanding that constituency parties should be allowed to start reselection procedures if they wish. Will this be replicated in other parties, I wonder.
*Tomorrow the Telegraph unravels the expenses of MPs who are married couples. Mr and Mrs Balls may not be sleeping very easily tonight - in whichever of their homes they find themselves.