Scuffle of the week

Cherie v Tony. Relations over the breakfast table at Number 10 may be a little strained in the coming months as Cherie Booth's new human rights set could be acting for Old Labour union chiefs who are challenging New Labour's measures on parental leave. Cherie believes the measures introduced by Tony's ministers are in breach of European Union rules. The TUC has said it will be mounting a legal challenge claiming that three million parents are being unfairly excluded form new time-off rights.