YouGov/Sun poll – Labour lead by three, Greens push Lib Dems into fifth place for first time: CON 31%, LAB 34%, LD 6%, UKIP 17%, GRN 7%

City A.M.

– UK now eighth best country for Doing Business says World Bank.

– Britain’s punitive tax on flying is 20 years old – and more harmful than ever.

Daily Mail

– Punishing drug users is pointless, says Home Office report: No10 ‘buried Lib Dem study’ that said legalising narcotics would not lead to more people taking them.​

The Express

– Britain and Germany clash over EU’s £1.7bn surprise bill as Osborne vows to ‘take a stand’.

– Cameron faces embarrassing revolt over European Arrest Warrant days before key by-election.

Financial Times

Ukip hopes for upset in South Yorkshire crime commissioner vote.

– Postgraduate loan system would be ‘eminently affordable’.

The Guardian

– Drug policy: punitive laws are failing, says Home Office study.

– BBC refuses to include Green party in general election TV leader debates.

– Nigel Farage to take power in Ukip documentary spoof.

The Independent

– Maureen Lipman says ‘she can’t vote Labour while Ed Miliband is leader’.

– Jim Murphy to stand for leadership of the Scottish Labour party.

– The South Yorkshire PPC election is a tale of two candidates – and a scandal that divides the voters.

The Sun

– 1 in 5 North-East homes has no-one in work.

– Elderly care scheme will lead to 163,000 fewer hospital stays.

– Watchdog highlights 1.6m kids being taught in failing schools.

– Crisis is no shock to me… Rochdale is swamped too.

The Telegraph

– British heroes wounded in Afghanistan and Iraq ‘could be forgotten by Ministry of Defence’.

– George Osborne says Britain can cut £1.7bn EU bill.

– Cutting taxes is a ‘moral duty’, says David Cameron.

The Times

– David Cameron​: It’s our moral duty to bring down your taxes.

Events

– PARIS: Nick Clegg meeting French Prime Minister Manuel Valls.

– BARNSLEY: South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner by-election.

– 0900: Call Clegg on LBC 97.3.​

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