YouGov/Sun poll tonight – Labour and Tories tied: CON 34%, LAB 34%, LD 8%, UKIP 14%, GRN 6%

City A.M.
Lord Aschcroft poll of marginal constituencies shows Labour and Tories neck and neck.
Exclusive: Sick leave at the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs cost the government almost £1m last year.
Euro edges closer to $1.10 mark as investors await more details on quantitative easing.

Daily Mail
Editorial: Will voters ever get a say on migration?
The migration chaos left by Labour: Over 13 years one immigrant came into the UK every minute and number of people in Britain born abroad rose by 3.6million.
Blair gives £106K for Ed’s poll battle: Ex-PM, who’s worth up to £100m, attempts to mend fences with the Labour leadership. 
British forces could end up being cannon fodder for US: Top brass warning as Tory Mp reveals he considered quitting Parliament over defence cuts.
Promotion for council boss ‘who silenced sex ring whistleblower’: Oxford child care chief in £150,000 post.
Elderly must get 30-minute home care visits carers told: New rules introduced to end scandal of drive by appointments.

 The Express
Ukip outlines ‘fair migration’ policy involving ban on unskilled workers and leaving EU.
George Osborne accused of ‘selling off the family silver’ after announcing Eurostar sale.
EXCLUSIVE: Kebabs make soldiers too fat to fight: Poor Army food failing troops.
SNP earthquake at general election, says Ashcroft poll.
Shock as millions of workers will not qualify for full state pension.

 Financial Times
Editorial: The City avoids Brexit from trading in euros.
Londoners back greater fiscal devolution.
Study recasts innovation as main driver of regional divide.
Wolverhampton and the shadow of Enoch Powell.

The Guardian
Editorial: The Guardian view on the defence spending row: let’s get serious.
Editorial: The Guardian view on the Large Hadron Collider: back to the future.
Cameron will take part in one TV debate with seven parties, says No 10.
Nigel Farage and Tony Blair in C4 race and diversity documentary.
Plebgate PC wins £80k damages in Andrew Mitchell libel action.
Nigel Farage appears to dump cap on migrants with ‘ethical’ policy pledge.

The Independent
Editorial: A class apart: Politics has become a closed world.
Editorial: Golden tickets: High prices are deterring the audiences that theatre needs.
Transport for the North: Why the north of England needs its own transport authority.
Election 2015: Latest polling reveals Tories and Labour on course to win the same number of seats – with the SNP holding the balance of power.
Out-of-touch MPs ‘don’t get it’, says ex-Civil Service chief.

The Mirror
TV debates: David Cameron ducks out of head-to-head clash with Ed Miliband.
Ex-Tory MP’s home searched by 20 child sex murder cops.
UKIP immigration policy in tatters as Nigel Farage insists no cap on numbers.
HSBC tax dodge: George Osborne squirms as he refuses to answer questions on scandal SIX times.
Farage Fans and UKIP Lovers: Watch the extraordinary rant by man who wants to HARVEST paedophiles for their organs.

The Sun
Editorial: EVERYONE’S sorry – very, very sorry – about the babies who died at Furness General Hospital and the hundreds of raped children in Oxford. BRITAIN needs its nuclear deterrent. In an increasingly dangerous world, that should be beyond dispute. PAGE 25 has one of the most amazing nature photos we’ve ever seen.
How door was left open to 3.6m migrants… by Labour.
NHS tax dodgers get the boot.
No show of Milihands.
–  Civil war breaks out as Farage scraps plans for cap on migrant workers.
EU tax threat to our cider makers.

The Telegraph
Editorial: Telegraph View: Real wages are finally rising again, but Labour could yet wreck it all.
Editorial: Telegraph View: Whether it’s a televised contest or the Telegraph’s own Digital Debate, voters deserve to see the party leaders go head to head.
Ed Miliband has ‘no clear and coherent strategy’ to cut migration.
Ukip already has four seats ‘in the bag’, says leading expert Matthew Goodwin.
BBC Trust chief: it’s time to abolish the BBC Trust.

The Times
Editorial: Let’s end the litter scourge caused by shopping bags.
Osborne planning tax cut for workers.
Companies on hiring drive as recovery gains pace.
Passengers face chaos as union plots first national train strike in 20 years.
Stop rushed visits to sick and elderly, carers told.
Sky-high airport parking charges cost more than flights.

 

UKIP Website
– UKIP launches Immigration policy www.ukip.org/ukip_launches_immigration_policy
Events
– OMAN: Defence Secretary Michael Fallon tour of Gulf states for talks with counterparts.
– SOUTH-WEST: Nick Clegg regional tour.
– KIEV: Philip Hammond talks with Ukrainian foreign minister Pavlo Klimkin.
– TBC: Prime Minister regional tour day. On Government business, linked to release of data on Help to Buy scheme.
– 0855 LONDON: Embargoed briefing on new OECD report on gender and education. Embargoed to 1000.
– 0900: Call Clegg on LBC.
– 0900 LONDON: February 2015 new car sales figures published.
– 0930 LONDON: Mayor of London Boris Johnson to unveil fourth plinth sculpture.
– 0930: ONS stats on inequality and life expectancy at birth.
– 1030 LONDON: Intelligence and Security Committee launch report on gender diversity in intelligence community.
– 1200 LONDON: Bank of England decision on interest rates and quantitative easing programme.
– 1515 LONDON: Speech by European Commission vice-president Frans Timmermans to Policy Network.

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