YouGov/Sun poll tonight – Labour and Tories tied: CON 34%, LAB 34%, LD 8%, UKIP 12%, GRN 6%
City A.M.
Balls repeats history with attack on Tory sales tax record.
Labour Promises: We won’t lift vat.
Ukip’s economic policies fail the credibility test. 

Daily Mail
Editorial: Cameron distracts us from the real battle.
Cameron admits Boris could be next: Prime Minister reveals he WON’T serve a third term as he vows to quit before 2020 – and endorses Johnson, May or Osborne to succeed him.
Now motorists face £20 fine if they leave their engine idling! ‘Traffic marshals’ will enforce little-known powers.
£3,200 for just one shift in A&E: Agency doctors cash in on NHS staff shortages.
Cancer survival rates 10 years behind Europe: British figures still well below other countries despite billions being spent to improve situation over the last 15 years.

The Express
Editorial: Difficult to find someone without any identification.
Ukip call for migrant cut: Influx of unskilled migrants has only ‘kept wages down’.
Ed Balls grilled over ‘lack of big ideas’ to fix Britain’s economy.
Britain ‘to send MORE troops to Falklands amid invasion fears’.

 

Financial Times
Editorial: The right sort of help for cyber security insurance.
Editorial: A stumble in the march of the populists.
Peers express ‘deep concern’ over wider Scottish powers.
Hodge calls for change to ‘non-dom’ rules.

The Guardian
Editorial: The Guardian view on immigration: it’s not more talk we need, it’s more honesty.
Afzal Amin quits as Tory candidate for Dudley North after EDL plot allegations.
Form a government by late summer or the money runs out – Treasury.
Tory minister filmed making benefits claimants joke in Channel 4 sting.

The Independent
MPs call for inquiry into whether withdrawal of benefits increases risk of suicide.
DUP names its price for electoral deal with Tories or Labour: £1bn for Northern Ireland.
Ukip MEP Janice Atkinson expelled from party over expenses allegations.
Ukip’s plan to save £25bn: Leave the EU and slash foreign aid spending. 

The Mirror
Ministers ‘duping voters over pledge to splash cash on flood defences’ claims Labour MP.
MoD pays head-hunters £1.5m to recruit senior civil servants despite huge cuts in troop numbers. 

The Sun
Argie invasion alert as we send troops to Falklands.
Labour frontbencher appears to suggest businessman could influence manifesto.
Balls wobbles over Mansion Tax.

The Telegraph
Editorial: Telegraph View: The Conservatives ignore Ukip’s economic populism at their peril.
Editorial: Fine words from May.
Brian May considers backing Ukip candidates.
Britain must increase defence spending to halt spreading chaos say MPs.
Revealed: Ukip manifesto chief backs David Cameron on Europe. 

The Times
Editorial: Wildlife slaughter goes on. We can’t pussyfoot around.
Cameron fires start gun on Tory leadership race.
Whitehall property sale saves taxpayer £1.4bn.
Care for elderly and young swallows half of council tax.

UKIP Website
An Economy believing in Britain.

Events
– BIRMINGHAM: Ed Balls speech.
– 0930 LONDON: Inflation figures for February are published by the Office for National Statistics.
– 0930: Office for National Statistics releases its house price figures.
– 1230 LONDON: Defence Secretary Michael Fallon updates MPs on the Falklands in an oral statement.
– 1415 LONDON: Chancellor George Osborne appears before Treasury Select Committee on the Budget.

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