YouGov/Sun poll tonight – Tories take one point lead, Lib Dems drop to fifth: CON 33%, LAB 32%, LD 6%, UKIP 16%, GRN 7%

(From Lord Ashcroft last night) Released tomorrow polling in Doncaster North showing UKIP 2nd so if Tories tactically vote for UKIP Miliband loses #votetorygetlabour!

City A.M

– Scots to get control over income tax.

– Watchdog could be asked to split up BT.

Daily Mail

Editorial: Liberty, security and the terrorist menace. 

– Why were gang here? Academic beaten in £2m home… by Polish criminals free to enter UK.

– Two million eligible for gastric bands… and if they all had the operation, the bill would be £12billion!  ​

– PM’s pledge to keep jihadis out will never work, says terror expert who believes Cameron announced policies without working out how to implement them. ​

The Express

Editorial: Britain need to do more to improve life for elderly.

– EU could ‘survive’ without UK but not if it lost France, according to Herman van Rompuy.

– Now Britain is facing ANOTHER demand from EU… for £34bn.

– Theresa May unveils crackdown on extremists.

Financial Times

Editorial: George Osborne’s fiscal vow is pointless machismo. 

– BBC says licence fee rise needed to protect programme budgets.

– Publish guidance on lethal drone strikes, says former GCHQ chief.

– George Osborne to give more powers to Leeds and Sheffield.

The Guardian

Editorial: The Guardian view on the pope’s speech to the European parliament: rediscover your core values.

Editorial: The Guardian view on the Bubb report: three years after Winterbourne View, yet another plan.

Editorial: The Guardian view on terror: keep calm and carry on. 

– Osborne to push Labour on when it would end deficit.

– Schools minister seeks powers to intervene at struggling academies.

– Theresa May accused of personally delaying critical reports on immigration. 

The Independent

– Single parents ‘singled out by harsh benefits sanctions’.

– Green Party wants corporate tax to fund universities.

– Tony Blair: Labour must not try and ‘out-Ukip’ Nigel Farage.

– Legal aid cuts means free housing advice slashed despite rise in reposessions. 

The Sun

Editorial: She was just doing her job. That’s what the jury found yesterday after the expensive trial of our colleague Clodagh Hartley. When bedfellows as strange as the Pope and Nigel Farage find common ground on the EU, it’s probably best to take a good look at it.

 Labour would move civil service jobs out of London, says Ed Balls.

– Schools to get cut-price life-saving equipment.

– Bills to keep rising as Govt’s energy policy depends on weather.

The Telegraph

Editorial: Juncker will have a difficult job waking Europe from its torpor.

Editorial: Putin holds the key to to peace in Syria.

– George Osborne’s gimmicks prove he is a true disciple of Gordon Brown.

– NHS to carry on selling patient records to insurers.

– Jihadists funded by welfare benefits, senior police officer warns.

– Scottish MPs ‘to vote on English taxes’ after devolution deal.

– ‘Cash for diagnoses’ dementia scheme is dropped. 

The Times

Editorial: More surgery for the obese is a waste of precious money.

– Fears of a federal UK as Scots get new powers.

– Parents say yes to more grammar schools.

– Tories send Boris to work his magic north of Watford.

– Target centre ground, Blair tells Miliband.

– Elderly at risk from extreme weather.


– CARTERTON, OXFORDSHIRE: Prime Minister David Cameron to visit RAF Brize Norton to mark the recent arrival of the RAF’s newest addition to the strategic air fleet, the A400M Atlas.

– 0830 EDINBURGH: Smith Commission Heads of Agreement to be launched.

– 0845 LONDON: Prime Minister to give statement on Smith Commission report.

– 0930: HMIC publishes state of policing report.

– 0930 LONDON: Ofsted statistics on early years inspections.

– 1000 LONDON: Boundary Commission bosses give evidence to Commons Political and Constitutional Reform Committee on future redrawing of constituency boundaries.

– 1000 LONDON: Former head of Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority Andrew McDonald gives evidence to committee on governance of the House of Commons.

– 1015 BRISTOL: Nick Clegg speech at cycling summit.

– 1200 LONDON: Food Standards Agency campylobacter survey results.

– 1245 LONDON: Jon Cruddas speech.​

Upcoming UKIP event

Friends of Israel in UKIP
2/12/14 7:30
Douglas Carswell MP, Nathan Gill MEP
Westminster, London
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