City AM

– Allister Heath: Problems remain but the British economy is growing again 

 

Daily Telegraph

– Farage’s by-election bid to rock Cameron (also in Daily Express, Daily Mail, The Times, Nigel has announced this morning that he will not be standing in Newark)

– Number’s up for betting machines 

– Patients ‘put at risk’ by GP out-of-hours 

– Tories may be debt free for election

 

Daily Express

– Migrants pay just £1 a week in tax incl comment from Patrick O’Flynn

– Stephen Pollard: Inheritance tax is a pernicious levy on Middle Britain

Express Cartoon features Nigel Farage: ‘I’d rather be attacked for being populist than unpopulist’

 

Daily Mail

– Voters are uneasy about extremists in UKIP, says IDS

– Stephen Glover: I’m no Farage fan. But calling those thinking of voting UKIP racist is dangerous folly

 

The Times

– Labour wants law change to block hostile takeovers  

– Times Editorial: The coalition has broadened the institution of marriage. It must now be wary of proposals to undermine it

 

The Guardian

– Labour vows to rub out Gove era in education

– Tales from the inside: disorder and drugs at G4S’s prison of the future

– Hugh Muir: 10 reasons to say no Nigel Farage 

 

The Independent

Royal Mail float scandal: how hedge funds cleaned up

– One in three Tory members ‘considering voting UKIP’ 

– Nigel Farage: So why isn’t it racist when other parties talk about controlling immigration?


Daily Events
House of Commons
– Oral Questions. Cabinet Office, including Topical Questions
– Prime Minister’s Question Time
– Ten Minute Rule Motion – Greg Mulholland. National Planning Policy Framework (Community Involvement)
– Debate. Motion relating to Section 5 of the European Communities (Amendment) Act 1993
– Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee: Draft Representation of the People (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 and the draft Representation of the People (Scotland) (Amendment) Regulations 2014.
– European Committee B. European Union Document No. 17043/13 and Addenda 1 and 2, an Initiative of Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Estonia, Greece, Spain, France, Croatia, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Hungary, Malta, the Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Finland and Sweden for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Decision 2005/681/JHA establishing the European Police College.
– Steve Webb at Work and Pensions Select Committee.
– Northern Ireland affairs committee hearing on “on the runs”. Former RUC chief constable Sir Ronnie Flanagan and Kevin McGinty, deputy head of the Attorney General’s Office will give evidence.
– Public Accounts Committee hearing on Royal Mail privatisation. Witnesses: UBS managing director James Robertson, Lazard chief executive William Rucker, Goldman Sachs co-head of equity capital markets Richard Cormack, BIS permanent secretary Martin Donnelly and Shareholder Executive’s Mark Russell and Roger Lowe.
– Theresa May at European Scrutiny Committee. The Home Secretary will be questioned about the European investigation order.
Other
– EDINBURGH: Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander speech on Scottish independence.

LONDON: Government review of gambling – including fixed-odds betting terminals – published by DCMS.
1400 LONDON: Pakistan Prime Minister Sharif talks with David Cameron at 10 Downing Street
1700 LONDON: Attorney General Dominic Grieve press conference at Ukraine Forum on Asset Recovery. The Ukraine Forum on Asset Recovery will not only demonstrate international support for the people of Ukraine but will also provide expertise and assistance as they begin the process of recovering their stolen assets. It will be co-chaired by the United Kingdom and the United States.
LONDON: Vince Cable panel discussion at Institute for Government
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