Clive has wanted to go home to Zimbabwe for more than four years now. It's a cold morning in Glasgow and Harare seems a long way away as he tries to stay warm beneath a clattering fan heater in a night shelter kitchen. This is at Anderston Kelvingrove church, the only reliable place for destitute male asylum seekers to sleep indoors in the city.
The Government held an emergency Cobra meeting as the Calais ferry strike entered its fourth day, putting a labour dispute by French workers on a par with terrorist attacks and foot-and-mouth disease as threats to the nation.
You have to hand it to Ed Miliband. Less than two months after suffering a defeat which would have left a lesser man reeling, not to mention hiding away from his parliamentary colleagues, he was on his feet in a sparsely filled Commons chamber fighting for 400 constituents who have just lost their jobs.