– UKIP is delighted to today announce yet another record membership figure. Party membership crashed through 39,000 over the weekend and now stands at 39,143

Sky News

– US Condemns ‘Bloodlust’ Of Iraq Militants. The US could begin direct talks with Iran to try to resolve the Iraq crisis as insurgents claim to have killed 1,700 Shia troops

– Boris Tells Blair: Put A Sock In It Over Iraq.

 City AM

– Allister Heath: Iraq chaos is a wake-up call for the world over its oil needs

– Cameron set to relax visa rules for the Chinese

– Polls narrow yet Scots still lean towards no vote

– Nick Clegg’s manifesto banks on school reform to win back votes

Daily Telegraph

– Cameron to insist on Magna Carta values

Trojan Horse extremism in UK ‘same as Boko Haram’

– BBC’s licence fee could be cut after election (also in Daily Mail, The Sun)

Minister calls for an English Parliament

– Allan Massie: There was nothing revolutionary about 1215

Daily Express

– PM urged to keep Albania out of EU

– More grieving families face hated death taxes (also in Daily Mail: Number of families hit by death tax up by a third)

– Leo McKinstry: Stepping into the bloodbath of Iraq would be madness

Daily Mail

Slaughter that shames Blair incl. comments from Nigel Farage

– Now Red Ed wants to double paternity leave to four weeks

Free Normandy trips for D-Day veterans… paid for by fines on the banks

– So why did Clegg make biggest Lib Dem donors peers? Two fifths of party’s funds came from three men… and they’ve all recently become Lords!

– Cameron tells Tories to raise £100,000 a day to keep Ed out (also in The Sun)

The Times

Gove ally savages No 10 on schools

– You’ve got us all wrong, Chinese PM tells Britain

– General Gove ready for a fight to the death in education wars

– Li Keqiang: China and Britain are on a winning course

– Melanie Phillips: Britain is in denial over creeping Isalmisation

The Guardian

– Green party peer put on database of ‘extremists

– Miliband joins calls for investigation into police actions during clash with miners

– Partially secret court hearings begin in Northern Irish cases

– Chris Huhne: Blair was only unstoppable because of a democratic flaw

The Independent

– Union fees change is ‘vindictive’, Lib Dems tell Tories

– Independence for Scotland debate ‘tearing families apart’

Daily Events

House of Commons

– Oral Questions. Education, including Topical Questions
– Statement – Mr William Hague. Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict
– European Committee B. European Union Document No. 15808/13, a Commission Report: Alert Mechanism Report 2014, and other Documents referred on 11 and 18 December 2013, and 9 April and 11 June 2014
– Public Administration Select Committee. Civil Service impartiality and referendums – John Swinney MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Employment and Sustainable Growth; Professor Susan Deacon, University of Edinburgh, David Clegg, Daily Record, Simon Johnson, The Telegraph (Scotland) and Scott MacNab, The Scotsman 3:15pm – Room 15, Palace of Westminster
– Public Accounts Select Committee. Army 2020 – Jon Thompson, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence, General Sir Peter Wall GCB CBE, Chief of the General Staff, Ministry of Defence, Dawn Marriott Sims, Chief Operating Officer, Capita and Simon Fovargue, Vice President and General Manager, HP Public Sector Defence, ATLAS Consortium
– Communities and Local Government Select Committee Operation of the National Planning Policy Framework – Kate Barker CBE, Sir Terry Farrell CBE and Dr Hugh Ellis, Head of Policy, Town and Country Planning Association; Dame Helen Ghosh DCB, Director-General, National Trust, Liz Peace CBE, Chief Executive, British Property Federation and Andrew Whitaker, Planning Director, Home Builders Federation

House of Lords

– Oral Questions. Recognising the state of Palestine
– Oral Questions. Reduction in the number of senior nurses in the NHS since 2010
– Oral Questions. Digital bill of rights
– Debate. Plans for further decentralisation of the UK in the event of a “no” vote in the Scottish independence referendum

– 1030 LONDON: Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, and former Mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg to mark the start of the first London Technology Week. They will join London school children at co-working space Central Working, where they will make and play with computer and coding kits designed by Kano, a London-based start-up.
– 1430 ST ANDREWS: Alistair Darling speech on referendum. He will address students, staff and members of the public at St Andrews University, followed by a Q&A session.
– 1830 LONDON: Michael Gove presents Disraeli Prize to Canadian MP Jason Kenney.

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