News review

Sky News

– PM To Visit Flood-Hit Areas Ahead Of More Rain

– Britain ‘Sleepwalking’ Into Climate Crisis says Ed Milliband


Daily Telegraph

– NHS admits new mediacal records database could pose privacy risk

– Carney: Rates will rise only when everyone feels benefits​ of recovery

– Stop giving overseas aid to wasteful projects, Greening warns ministers

Scottish EU bid would fail, says Barroso, as agreement of all the states is needed

EU referendum is bad for business, says Carney

– David Skelton: The Tories can be the new workers’ party


Daily Express

70% say we must ban new migrants (incl comment from Gerard Batten)

– 602 criminals we can’t deport

– Now EU wants to ban word bankrupt


Daily Mail

– 200 women troops sent home for being pregnant

– Simon Heffer: Hands off, you Argies! These’ll soon be the richest islands on Earth

– Maria Miller’s Cabinet seat under threat over £90,000 expenses claims: Cameron faces battle to keep minister because official report could make position untenable.


The Times (£)

– ‘Hard-nosed’ drugs policy would write off elderly

– Corporate leaders ‘alarmed’ at Labour attitude to business

– Irish prisoners won’t be sent home despite EU deal

UKIP targets Labour voters as it fears no more disenchanted Tories can be won (incl comment from Patrick O’Flynn)

– Orthodox candidate refuses to shake hands with women (referring to Shneur Odze)

– Matt Ridley: The sceptics are right. Don’t scapegoat them (no evidence floods and storms are related to climate change)


The Guardian

– Defences for flood areas put on hold by cuts

– Clegg raises prospect of Lib Dem deal with Labour

– British jihadists in Syria pose UK security problem says James Brokenshire, Home Office Minister

Chris Huhne: Osborne tackled yesterday’s crisis at the cost of today’s


The Independent

– Foreign buyers put housing out of Bank’s control

– BBC has angered Unionists in Northern Ireland by playing Top 40 ‘terror’

– Benefit reforms disguise true number of unemployed 

– Merkel proposes European network to beat NSA spying


Daily Events

House of Commons

– In Recess

House of Lords

– In Recess



– 0900 GLASGOW: Edward Snowden in vote for Glasgow University rector. US whistleblower who has been granted asylum in Russia has been nominated as university rector by a group of students. There is no requirement to be present at the university to take up the position. Former champion cyclist Graeme Obree, writer Alan Bissett and Reverend Kelvin Holdsworth are also in the running.

–  1730 CAMBRIDGE: European Commssion vice-president Viviane Reding speech. Commisioner Reding will deliver the 2014 Mackenzie-Stuart Lecture: “Great Britain and the EU: Inevitably Drifting Apart?”

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