Russia faces sanctions 'within days'
Russia will face targeted sanctions "within days" if Moscow does not agree to talks with the new Ukrainian government in Kiev, David Cameron told MPs today.
The deadline - agreed between the prime minister and German Chancellor Angela Merkel last night - is next Monday's meeting of EU foreign ministers.
It will come a day after Sunday's referendum in Crimea.
US and EU officials will meet in London tomorrow to discuss who should face visa bans and asset freezes as well as to examine the practicalities and legalities of sanctions targeted against individuals.
Downing Street is refusing to speculate about whether it will be Russian politicians and diplomats who face disruption to their finances and travel, or whether sanctions will also hit business leaders, including those living and working in London.
Russia - punish or dialogue?
What is the right balance between moves to punish Russia and deter her from further aggression and those to de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine and encourage dialogue?
That is the debate which will be had between Europe's leaders in Brussels on Thursday.
Immigration - what is the impact on British workers?
"British jobs for British workers" would be one of the most popular slogans any politician could deploy.
If, that is, Gordon Brown hadn't already used it, been accused of using BNP rhetoric and attacked for promising something he simply couldn't deliver.
Immigration: A 'very British' issue
Today I interviewed EU Commissioner for Home Affairs Cecilia Malmstrom about immigration.
She is seen in London as rather more sympathetic to the UK government's concerns than some of her fellow commissioners.
Ukraine: UK rules out Russia trade curbs?
The government will not curb trade with Russia or close London's financial centre to Russians as part of any possible package of sanctions against Moscow, according to an official document.
The document, which was photographed as a senior official carried it into a meeting in Downing Street, says that "the UK should not support for now trade sanctions or close London's financial centre to Russians", while it confirms that ministers ARE considering - along with other EU countries - visa restrictions and travel bans on key Russian figures.
Ukraine - what is cost for Putin?
After Prime Minister David Cameron spoke to President Barack Obama last night their staff issued a statement saying that they agreed there must be "significant costs" to Russia if it did not change course on Ukraine.
Compare and contrast, however, the tone struck on each side of the Atlantic:
Minimum wage - whatever happened to £7 an hour?
The Low Pay Commission has proposed increasing the minimum wage to £6.50 an hour from October - an above inflation increase of 3%.
It's a recommendation ministers look certain to accept.