Tory Oxfordshire County Council cabinet member Ian Hudspeth seemed to have changed allegiance recently.

The true blue from Bladon has backed his “red” rivals in the recent week.

But alas, a high profile political defection is not in the offing.

Mr Hudspeth, an avid Chelsea FC fan, was urging on Arsenal in their clash with Manchester United (tactical support if not quite tactical voting).

And it worked; Arsenal won, helping boost Chelsea’s title chances.

We suspect the councillor remains blue at heart – both politically and in sporting allegiance.

Prime Minister and Witney MP David Cameron proved he could outgun European heavyweights this week.

In a hard fought showdown, the Oxfordshire man came out on top against the Germans.

Tough debate on human rights issues, military interventions, fiscal policy...? Not quite.

Mr Cameron, right, beat tennis ace and former Wimbledon champ Boris Becker in a charity doubles match (not the World Cup but we’ll take it).

The game, played at the PM’s Buckinghamshire residence Chequers, was in aid of a Manchester children’s hospice.

Royal Wedding followed by beating the Germans at sport... what a week to be British.

I suppose it’s tough losing a House of Commons seat, but only a politician could still think the public need to hear their views 24/7.

Poor Oxford West and Abingdon MP Evan Harris, right, has taken to Twitter with a vengeance, but has not quite got the hang of providing short, snappy updates in 140 characters.

Instead of dispensing witty and insightful pearls of wisdom, his approach is to carpet-bomb his audience with more tweets than a canary, offering us his incomprehensible stream of consciousness every few minutes.

Try this one for size: “There will be a few relig LDs who don’t agree w/ equal marriage. Pnt is LD *party* (& Greens) support, Lab/Con don’t - yet. SNP?”


Wantage MP and media minister Ed Vaizey has remained hush on the controversial issue of super injunctions.

The gagging orders, that prevent the media publishing even the fact the order has been issued, have been used by a string of high profile figures, such as Andrew Marr and banker Fred Goodwin, to keep their transgressions under wraps.

But the Government is coming under increasing pressure to examine the use of these blanket bans and their impact on press freedom.

The issue falls within Mr Vaizey’s department.

Ironically, he refused to talk about it when the Oxford Mail approached him.