– On the first national offer day for primary school children, parents across England are due to find out which primary school their child has been allocated for September. Thousands to miss out on first choice school.
– Disunited Europe. Stark contrast in EU’s jobless rates put spotlight on two-speed recovery
– EU passes barrage of banking regulation.
– Nigel Wilson: How Britain can rebuild welfare with the power of individual contributions.
– Hospital bed shortage revealed (also in Daily Mail)
– Questions for Clegg over code of conduct and £110,000 spent on taxpayer funded adviser (also in The Times)
– English rail passengers receive smallest taxpayer subsidy.
– Mary Riddell: Cameron will pay a heavy price for alienating immigrant voters
– Viviane Reding – EU ‘Bill of Rights’ to override British law (Ed – somebody give this woman a complimentary lifetime UKIP membership, she does so much work for the party).
– Fury over the £3bn foreign aid to groups who waste it.
– Paul Goodman: The great NHS showdown is coming. Soon.
– Jill Kirby: First win hearts and minds. Then win elections.
– Editorial cartoon: Matisse inspired Nigel Farage
– Food poverty: the scandal that shames Britain
– Matthew Norman: Instead of issuing dire warnings, the English should throw themselves at the mercy of the Scots and beg them to vote No
– EU banking reforms mark biggest shake-up for 20 years
– Defenders of union under fire on tactics
– Brits forced to endure ‘football match’ queues at Gibraltar border
And finally… (because the story belongs in the same section as skateboarding dogs and amusingly shaped vegetables)
Independent – Nigel Farage: We’re under attack from the Establishment’s mouthpiece
Independent – Farage hits back after being accused on MEP expenses
City AM – UKIP strikes back after claims that Farage misused allowance
Telegraph – Farage faces inquiry over EU expenses and his office in Bognor
Sun – Farage in sleaze probe on free rent
FT – Farage brushes off European expenses allegations
Mail – Ephraim Hardcastle column asks if Justin Webb should have declared an interest when he interviewed Nigel Farage yesterday.
Mail- Farage under attack over his EU expenses.
Guardian- Farage rejects claims he misused EU cash
Times – ‘UKIP blocked questions over party’s EU funding’
Times – Farage urged to spell out spending