Chancellor's bleak winter forecast
Reactions to the autumn statement
The chancellor has delivered a bleak mid winter forecast to MPs, telling them the economy was doing worse than expected.
George Osborne's autumn statement - or mini budget - on Wednesday made clear the financial squeeze was going to continue for another 5 years.
The Week in Parliament's Simon Vaughan reports on the reaction in Westminster.
Kate Williams on the royal succession
Kate Williams speaks to Alicia McCarthy
The announcement that the Duchess of Cambridge is expecting a child brought some cheer in a gloomy Westminster week.
There has been a campaign to change the rules of succession - known as primogeniture - which mean that boys are first in the line to the throne, even if they're the youngest.
The Prime Minister announced at a Commonwealth conference last year that that was to change once all 16 countries which have the British monarch as their head of state agreed in principle.
The Week in Parliament asked royal historian Kate Williams what primogeniture meant in practice.
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