"The content of the Speaker's statement is entirely a matter for the speaker," he said.
"The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the parliamentary business and handling of issues that arise from the fact that the Speaker's statement and the Queen's Speech will be happening on the same day."
Since when have Jacqui Smith (Home Office), Jack Straw (Justice) alongside the Chief Whip and the Cabinet Office been required to decide Parliament's running order? And why did they include a copy of the "line to take" over Greengate (as given to the Lobby earlier in the day)?
This Government must think our press are stupid as well as our electorate.