Scuffle of the week…

Having failed in his attempts to defeat the Guardian, disgraced jailbird Jonathan Aitken is now about to take on his creditors. Legal history is in the making in an unprecedented attempt by Aitken's trustee in bankruptcy Baker Tilley, advised by Stephenson Harwood head of corporate recovery and insolvency Paul Gordon-Saker, to seize the former Cabinet minister's parliamentary pension. Aitken, who is serving 18 months for perjury and has debts of u2.2m, is now polishing his "sword of truth" in preparation for battle in the courts. His supporters claim he is being hounded, and his legal adviser Harkavys partner Michael Coleman will argue that parliamentary pensions should be treated in the same way as civil servants' pensions, which are exempt from bankrupts' estates.