– If anyone needs cheering up, here is a koala driving a car

Survation/DailyMirror poll LAB 34% CON 28% UKIP 19% LDEM 10% GRNS 4%
YouGov/Sun poll CON 35%, LAB 33%, LDEM 6%, UKIP 14%, GRNS 7%

City A.M.
– FTSE at a record high

Daily Mail
Editorial: Dispiriting decay of integrity in public life
– An unspeakable obscenity, a Minister’s rant at Ed and the riddle of scene cut by the BBC from Inside the Commons documentary

– End of the line for cold callers: New law to fine firms who bombard millions of Britons with unsolicited messages with fines of up to £500,000


The Express
Editorial: Stupidity has destroyed two decent politicians
– Give Osborne pat on back for remarkable recovery say experts
– Ofgem failing consumers, blasts Tory MPs

Financial Times
Editorial: Malcolm Rifkind’s tawdry exit shows the system works
Editorial: The case exists for forging an energy union in Europe
– Lack of progress on universal credit
– UK pension reforms not ready says industry
– UK chancellor eyes tax rate cut on North Sea oil producers

The Guardian
Editorial: The Guardian view on the Greens: growing pains
– Britain to send military advisers to Ukraine, announces Cameron
– Britain’s House of Lords approves conception of three-person babies
– Ukip MP denies being at odds with Farage over ‘success’ of immigration

The Independent
Editorial: Choking on Greens: The party’s leader Natalie Bennett must learn from her disastrous interview
Editorial: Constructive criticism: We would be wise to heed the OECD’s advice on road building and the housing market
– Sir Malcolm Rifkind boasted about his connections to undercover journalists
– Over a million more UK children set to live in poverty by 2030, report claims
– Tory MP calls for NHS to use astrology to treat patients and take pressure off doctors

The Mirror
– Labour plan to force through Commons vote on banning MPs from having ‘second jobs’
– New government rules on NHS contracts will speed up privatisation say campaigners
– 12 things we learnt from tonight’s exclusive Mirror/Survation poll

The Sun
Editorial: LEFTIES are hoping that if they repeat the lie that “austerity has failed” enough times Britain will believe it. WHY is Britain letting a teenager in a Birmingham semi act as a propaganda agent for Islamic State’s genocide? THE Green Party’s shambolic meltdown yesterday would inspire pity were it not for their genuinely sinister plan for Britain.

– No 10 want telly historian Dan Snow to replace Rifkind as MP
– Britain is the FIRST country to allow three-parent babies
– New EU bailout agreement averts ‘immediate crisis’ in Greece
– Labour candidate quits after wrongly pocketing welfare benefits

The Telegraph
Editorial: Westminster still suffers from an image problem
Editorial: The OECD’s praise for Britain is well-deserved
– Ministers to crackdown on nuisance calls
– Cash for access: Ed Miliband’s aim was to remake politics – but time is running out
Immigration Street: as it happened

The Times
Editorial: We shouldn’t even be talking about a Qatar World Cup
– Tories call for Boris to rescue their campaign
– Rifkind realised his time was up when Tories deemed him an embarrassment
– Tory alarm bells ringing as election push fails to convince London voters
– Lawnmowers and golf buggies need insurance, rules EU

– 0700: Firefighters strike.
– 0900 LONDON: Labour shadow minister Alison McGovern launches Social Market Foundation pamphlet on low incomes.
– 0930 LONDON: Business Secretary Vince Cable gives evidence to the Commons Business Innovation and Skills Committee on the work of his department.
– 0930: Zero hours contracts. ONS report on zero hours contracts.
– 1030 LONDON: Iain Duncan Smith speech on pensions.
– 1200 LONDON: Prime Minister’s Questions. Westminster.
– 1250 LONDON: Philip Hammond meets Brazilian Foreign Minister Mauro Vieira.
– 1300 LONDON: Protest against tax evasion, organised by online campaign group Avaaz.
– 1630 LONDON: Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt gives evidence on NHS complaints to the Commons Public Administration Committee.
– 1700: Ed Balls on LBC radio.

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