News review

Sky News

Ukraine President Wanted For Mass Murder

North Sea Oil Shake-Up Could Give £200bn Boost 

City AM

Business group: £12bn has been lost by EU treaty


Daily Telegraph

Britain offers cash to Kiev as the world watches Putin

After 100 years, NI to be renamed Earnings Tax

Insurance body buys medical records of all NHS hospital patients

Cameron to boost North Sea Revenues by £200bn to persuade Scots to vote No

Merkel poised to back Cameron’s push for reform of ties with EU 


Farage waxes lyrical as Sir Tim gives £7,500

Two cities the size of Leeds needed to house new migrants

HS2 route ‘will increase risk of flooded houses’ 

Charles Crawford: The New Face of Europe 

Boris Johnson: We’re not the bad boys of Europe – just ask our ski instructors 


Daily Express

New Pensions crisis on way for millions

EU red tape is costing UK firms £6bn a year 

PM woos Merkel on Europe 

Time to scrap insulting death duty, says tv presenter Tess Daly 

Proof that benefit system is broken. Britain’s benefits scroungers were £300 a week better off on the dole than the average working family before welfare reforms, it has emerged. 


Daily Mail

£90m of British aid to Somalia ‘helps Al Qaeda’ 

On the run, the foreign killers and rapists that Britain can’t throw out 

Editorial: Sir Tim changes tune 

– War on the slopes! Seven UK ski instructors seized by armed French officers


The Times (£)

Tories fear HS2 floods

Don’t debate with UKIP, Hesletine tells Clegg

Brussels would drop VAT ‘bombshell’ after independence 

Poorest families will receive help from welfare initiative

Food banks ‘not result of benefit cuts’

– May risks new row with No 10 over increase in visa costs 

Ross Clark: Even Henry VIII could afford sea defences 


 The Guardian

Scandal of Europe’s 11m empty homes

Pressure on GPs mounts as cuts affect services 

Hague: Merkel understands our position on EU reform

Larry Elliott: Why real freedom is not on offer to Scotland 

Chris Huhne: Ukraine reminds us of the priceless benefits of the EU


The Independent

– Decision to scrap hardship fund ‘will leave some families destitute’ 


– Scottish currency warning, ‘swaying undecided voters’

– Matthew Norman: Don’t cry for me David Cameron! Incl mention for UKIP


Financial Times

Merkel urges Britain to remain in EU

FTSE 100 chiefs strongly against Scottish Yes vote



The Sun (£)

– Robert Halfon: We Tories should be the Workers’ Party


Daily Events

House of Commons

– Westminster Hall. E-petition relating to holiday companies charging extra in school holidays – John Hemming
– Newly elected MP Mike Kane arrives at House of Commons.
– Public Accounts Committee on Ministry of Defence Equipment Plan and Major Projects. Witnesses include MoD permanent secretary Jon Thompson and Air Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier, Deputy Chief of Defence Staff.
– Transport Minister Robert Goodwill appears before House of Commons Transport Committee on roads. 4.30pm Graham Dalton, Chief Executive, Highways Agency. 5.10pm Robert Goodwill, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Transport


House of Lords



– 1030 LONDON: Royal letters case. A legal row over a decision to block public disclosure of letters the Prince of Wales wrote to Government ministers reaches the Court of Appeal. The latest round of the action follows a decision by three High Court judges last July which upheld the decision of the Attorney General. The court’s ruling was a defeat for Guardian newspaper journalist Rob Evans, who accused Dominic Grieve, the Government’s principal legal adviser, of going wrong in law.


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