Chairing the Arts Council 'is about lifting public taste not reducing it to the level of the sewer' says Strong
Opinion Digest: for and against the Cabinet reshuffle, and online sock puppets
Reaction to the big moves after David Cameron's first major Cabinet reshuffle
Jeremy Hunt gets Health, Ken Clarke stays in Cabinet, Greening flies from Transport, Shapps is party chairman
Should Boris have rolled out the red carpet for a man who can get the country's mood so wrong?
After the party to end all parties, mood is spoiled by seats left unused by IOC guests
In a 'Twenty Twelve' moment, Culture Secretary rings his bell so hard that the end flies off
Olympic gossip: Famous footballer is part of the Games opener, but watch out for the smog
Embarrassment for coalition after Treasury minister calls cash payments 'morally wrong'
It's right to invoke Reagan: he supported union rights against greedy bosses - but not in the public sector