Sky News

– ‘Bedroom Tax‘: Lib Dems Withdraw Support

City AM

Unemployment falls to lowest rate since 2008

…but wage growth lags further behind pace of price inflation (also in The Sun)  


Daily Telegraph

– IRA suspects to remain anonymous

– Farage has vision for Britain, admits top target Tory

– Peter Oborne: The fiasco of a reshuffle almost looks like an act of sabotage incl mention for UKIP

– Editorial: Cameron shows he is not bluffing on EU


Daily Express

– Teachers and doctors among 660 paedophile suspects held by police (also in Daily Mail, The Times, The Sun)

– ‘Cut child benefit for supersize families to save £1bn a year’ (also in the Daily Mail, The Times)

– 25% of all babies born to migrants incl comment from Tim Aker MEP

– Labour accused of plot to hike middle class tax ​

– ‘Hidden’ fire peril from wind turbines


Daily Mail

– Now care minister backs the right to die bill

– Coalition rift as Clegg does U-turn on the spare rooms subsidy

– Now a shambles over PM’s pick for Brussels

– Stephen Glover: How crass of Mr Cameron to choose a lightweight PR crony to be Britain’s man in Brussels

– Plebgate MP faces huge bill after putting cash in tax avoidance scheme

Million more pupils in the next ten years


The Times

– Drivers with children in car face £10,000 smoking fine

– Fighter jet is Farnborough no-show as engine trouble leaves it stranded in US

– Deborah Hames: The F-35 jet can’t fly and we can’t afford it anyway

– Ros Altmann: Avoid immigration: get over-50s back to work


The Guardian

– Lords criticise emergency surveillance bill  

Labour faces internal battles over railways and welfare (also in The Independent)

– Majority of voters still in favour of tax-funded NHS


The Independent

– Tory donor’s nursing home shame

– Editorial: Juncker’s Europe

– Editorial cartoon references Nigel Farage

– Tepid response to Britain’s choice for EU Commissioner  


The Sun

Lazy Lib Dems told: Get working

– Unions’ iron grip on Labour’s manifesto


Daily Events

House of Commons

– Oral Questions. Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, including Topical Questions; Church Commissioners, the Public Accounts Commission and the Speakers’ Committee on the Electoral Commission

– Urgent Question – Yvette Cooper. Tackling child abuse

– Select Committee Statement on the publication of the Second Report from the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee, A new Magna Carta? (HC 463 2014-15)

– European Committee B. European Union Document No. 18638/11, a draft Regulation amending the Staff Regulations of Officials and the Conditions of Employment of other Servants of the European Union

– Environmental Audit Committee. Action on air quality – Marco Gasparinetti, Principal Lawyer, Directorate-General for the Environment, European Commission (via video-link)

– Publication of Lady Justice Heather Hallett’s report about OTRs. Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers will make a statement to the Commons. ​


House of Lords

– Legislation – Lord Taylor of Holbeach. Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill – Committee and all remaining stages

– Debate – Lord Taylor of Holbeach. Debate on the UK’s Justice and Home Affairs opt-outs

– External Affairs (EU Sub-Committee C). EU and Russia – (at 10.05am) evidence will be heard from Mr Ian Bond CVO, Director of Foreign Policy, Centre for European Reform and at 11.05am from Mr Alexander Kliment, Director, Emerging Markets Strategy, Eurasia Group (via video-conference).



– LONDON: Publication of report concerning complaint about the electoral commission. The Parliamentary and Health Ombudsman Service will publish a report over a complaint about the Electoral Commission. NB Copies of report will not be sent out electronically until 1200.

– 1215 LOCKERBIE: Shadow Scottish secretary visit. Margaret Curran will visit a business in Lockerbie as Labour publish a paper highlighting the potential impact on business of a border between Scotland and England
– 1300 LIVERPOOL: Scots First Minister lunch with FT editor. Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond will share his vision of independence with Financial Times editor Lionel Barber at a public business lunch.


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