YouGov/Sun poll – Tories ahead by two: CON 33%, LAB 31%, LD 8%, UKIP 15%, GRN 6%

City A.M.
– Free market think-tank busts EU 3m jobs myth in new report
– Cameron looks to increase defence spending – for free
– Carney says talk of cut to interest rate is overblown

Daily Mail
Editorial: Terrorism and the twisted victim culture
The child executioner: New horrific ISIS video shows boy aged about 10 shooting dead ‘Israeli spy’ at point blank range – but is slickly-produced hi-def film all it seems?
– Food fight! Revealed: BBC suspended Jeremy Clarkson ‘for punching producer because his DINNER wasn’t ready on time’ – as 150,000 sign petition calling for Top Gear star to be reinstated
– Passengers to get cash back if train is two minutes late: Government forces operators to sign up to ‘pay as you delay‘ scheme
– Star science and maths pupils get £15,000 bribe to be teachers: Former staff will also be offered incentives to encourage them to return to the classroom

The Express
– ‘Doing it on the back of an envelope’ Labour accused of making up economic policy
– Thousands of jobs to be axed at DWP regardless Tory or Labour election win
– Ignore scaremongers, quitting EU could boost UK jobs
– Germany backs plan to allow EU migrants to travel passport free-through Europe

Financial Times
Editorial: George Osborne’s last chance to gamble on less austerity
– Civil servants’ travel costs increase 10% despite fall in numbers
– MPs call for review of ‘unfair’ payouts for bank mis-selling
– NHS announces health and community care pilots
– Heathrow link to HS2 ruled out before 2033

The Guardian
Editorial: The Guardian view on Labour’s funding row: time to step out Tony Blair’s shadow
Editorial: The Guardian view on the bankers: blame from the bottom-up
– No repeat of Andrew Lansley ‘health bill disaster‘ under Labour, Falconer promises
– A third of young people think social media will influence their vote
– Eurosceptics playing into Vladimir Putin’s hands, says Labour

The Independent

Editorial: Britain remains a vital anchor to the success of Nato
EU must work together to deter Putin, claims Labour minister
– Government refuses to release details of relationship with authoritarian Bahrain
– New laws to stop jihadists and ‘jihadi brides’ leaving UK rushed through House

The Mirror
– Young black and Asian people now make up 20% of the 201,000 long-term unemployed in the UK



The Sun
– Deputy PM forgot to take off TV mic before top secret meeting
– John Bercow compared female minister to washing machine
– Government saved £1bn by turning round problem families

The Telegraph
– Families spend more in the countryside
– Elderly ‘stranded’ in hospitals after home care spending slashed by a quarter
– Eighty-five Conservative MPs to vote against cigarette plain packaging law today
Fracking: communities may miss out on cash payments

The Times
Editorial: The broadcasters are acting outrageously
– Dementia clinics are swamped by worried well
– Lord Grade blasts ‘bullying’ TV chiefs over poll debates
– Scrap non-dom status for super-rich, says Darling
– GP surgeries lead NHS shake-up
– Abolish three ministries to save billions, says TaxPayers’ Alliance

UKIP Website
– UKIP Leader Nigel Farage makes intervention on Greece-EU Crisis
– Outrageous ruling goes against the principle of British justice
– A cap on credit card fees is an EU propaganda gesture that will drive up bank charges
– Nick Clegg’s “Dangerous Fantasy” of an EU Army becomes reality
– BBC poll suggests 64% of Scots want immigration reduced

– 1200 LONDON: Prime Minister’s Questions. Westminster.
– 1400: Grant Shapps on LBC.
– 1900: Chuka Umunna on LBC.

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