David appears on Sky’s Murnaghan show to review the papers


David appeared on Sky News’ Murnaghan show with Diane Abbott and David Aaronovitch to review the sunday papers.

David made clear his astonishment at opinion polls showing the Conservatives leading Labour in voting intention, despite the spending squeeze.

He also commented on media reports of a ‘bishop’s war’ against the coalition, making clear that bishops in the House of Lords are not politically opposed to the government as a whole, but rather are ‘at war’ with Iain Duncan Smith and his proposals for a ‘welfare cap’.

Finally, David set out his opposition to Liberal Democrat proposals for a ‘mansion tax’, which will not hit the footloose ultra-wealthy it is designed to tackle.