YouGov/Sun poll – Labour have two-point lead over the Tories: CON 33%, LAB 35%, LD 6%, UKIP 13%, GRN 8%

 
City A.M.
– Martin Wheatley says FCA was not informed of HSBC tax allegations
– Campaign group secures a third of funding for nationwide “I Am An Immigrant” campaign ahead of General Election
– Businesses want to know that the UK has safeguards against the Eurozone, says head of BCC

 
Daily Mail
Editorial: Hitler, Putin and the first lesson of history
– Winter death toll is highest for 15 years after millions are given useless flu jab: Number is 25% higher than last year
– Now hearing aids are rationed by our crisis-stricken NHS: Six trusts make cuts meaning patients will only get one when most people need two
– Thousands ‘left too scared’ to speak out about poor NHS care: Estimated 250,000 incidents a year are not reported because patients think it will make matters worse

 
The Express
Editorial: The question of prisoners’ votes just won’t go away
– Fury at failings that let Alice Gross’ migrant killer into Britain
– EU referendum will not harm British business, says David Cameron
– Ed Miliband misses important business conference
– Labour’s Barbie bus blasted a ‘patronising gimmick

 
Financial Times
Editorial: Britain’s House of Lords needs to be downsized
Editorial: US Congress threatens trade deals with currency debate
– SNP to rethink austerity in favour of growth, output and fairness
– Labour hit by slump in donations from wealthy individuals
– UK Labour party promises crackdown on tax dodgers

 
The Guardian
Editorial: The Guardian view on the right to march: protest must be beyond price
– Ecotricity gives £250,000 to Labour amid ‘existential threat’ from Tories
– Government ministers need proper training, say MPs
– British government in quandary over future military operations

 
The Independent

Editorial: HSBC leaks: If tax-dodging was ever considered acceptable, it certainly isn’t now
Editorial: The machine age: Britain must prepare for an increasingly robotic workforce
– Election 2015: Harriet Harman urges more women to vote Labour – in a pink bus
– Ebola outbreak: Slow response from British government ‘cost lives
– Capita accused of using major government contract to short-change small companies, driving some out of business
– Hinchingbrooke Hospital: Britain’s only privately run NHS hospital appeals for £10m taxpayer-funded bailout

 
The Mirror
NHS doctors taking bribes from private healthcare firms and hospitals, leading medic reveals
– David Cameron says ”it’s time Britain had a pay rise” – but not teachers and nurses

 
The Sun
Editorial: THE scandal over BBC payments to MPs is not just the £200,000 total. It’s that it pays them anything at all to use the corporation as their platform. THE web is the perfect platform for Islamic State. ANOTHER vote of no confidence in Ed Miliband. This time from his own election guru. JUST when we were getting used to Renee Zellweger Reloaded, along comes the remake of Uma Thurman.
– Labour leader accused of ducking confrontation with big business
– LABOUR’S election supremo has revealed he’s “done” with campaigning – sparking alarm among party chiefs.
– BBC pays £200k to MPs to appear on TV and radio
– New Labour donor not a fan of price freeze policy

 
The Telegraph
Editorial: Assad is an enemy of Isil, but not the West’s ally
– Obama to Cameron: maintain UK defence spending or weaken Nato
– Mid Staffs campaigners: Don’t trust Labour on the NHS
– Children denied chance to study science and languages
– New passport checks could bring new queues at the border

 
The Times
Editorial: Charles should tell the Saudis some more home truths
– Tory welfare revolution to go nationwide from next week
– Tories ‘have given up on Ukip seat
– One in four postal ballots for mayor ‘by same voter’

 
UKIP Website
– Diane James responds to European Prisoner Votes Decision

 
Events
– Environment Secretary Liz Truss hosts dairy industry summit with representatives of the NFU, milk producers, high street banks and UKTI.
– 0930 LONDON: Steve Webb speech on pensions.
– 1000 LONDON: Government launches driverless car projects.
– 1200 LONDON: Prime Minister’s Questions.
– 1230 LONDON: Jeremy Hunt oral statement on Francis Report on whistleblowing following the release of the Freedom to Speak Up review.
– 1400 LONDON: Jeremy Wright at HS2 Bill committee.
– 1415 LONDON: HMRC chief Lin Homer at Public Accounts Committee hearing on tax.
– 1900: Chuka Umunna on LBC radio.

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