The biggest political story the papers won’t cover

For all the excitement of the two leadership races, important decisions are being taken in Whitehall as well as in Parliament. There will be a rare coincidence of the two worlds this week, when the Procedure Select Committee will take evidence on scrutinising the Government’s supply Estimates from PAC Chair Meg Hillier MP. The Estimates set out what the Government is spending and where. Contrary to popular belief, the Budget only describes changes to spending, rather than giving the full picture – so for those who want to understand where political power really lies, the Estimates are the best place to start. However, there isn’t much chance of this seemingly dry accounting exercise bumping party politics off the front page over the next few days…

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