But tells Andrew Marr that no decisions have yet been taken about where they will fall.
It was the wartime Minister for Health, the Conservative Party’s Sir Henry Willink, who actually published the 1944 White Paper in response titled ‘A National Health Service’.
If the stalemate continues, Number 10′s optimistic forecasters will begin to sound like Harold Camping – the man who repeatedly predicted the Rapture.
The Coalition has secured an impressive record in creating jobs, but must now tackle low productivity and wage stagnation.
An arbitrary limit on profits dismays both supporters and opponents of private sector involvement in the NHS .
The speech set out the relevance of Conservative policies and achievements for pensioners, families and the young.
37 Conservative MPs are not seeking re-election.
Growing national debt is a burden that young people and future generations shouldn’t be asked to bear. Governments have a moral responsibility to remove it.
One Parliament hasn’t been enough to bring about a debt-free, saving, manufacturing economy. What happens in the next could tip it one way or the other.
Christopher Howarth: The challenge to Brexit’s backers. Yes, it can be done. But it would mean difficult decisions.
Our Open Europe project on potential costs and gains of leaving the EU clarifies some big questions.
Bernard Aryeetey: We name the key marginals in which housing is a vital issue for the Conservatives – and the other parties
St Austell & Newquay, Hampstead & Kilburn, Great Yarmouth…what Shelter found, using Lord Ashcroft’s polling as the basis for our research.
With poor prospects for a new coalition, effective minority government or a second election, public disillusionment is set to rise.
The Conservatives gain a seat in the Vale of Glamorgan.
It’s one of his old favorites (as on Desert Island Discs). He wouldn’t sing the tune – but he did chant the words.
Special ConHome reader discount offer for “Dead Sheep” – a play about Geoffrey Howe, and the two women in his life
The author describes it as “a portrait of two types of marriage: Geoffrey and Elspeth’s on-going one of 62 years, and Geoffrey and Margaret’s political union of 18″.
Our verdict on yesterday evening’s debate – insofar as it mattered, which it didn’t much.
Paxman v the Prime Minister, Paxman v the Opposition Leader.
And: When we’ll need a Tory Leader Designate. Does Liam Fox last One Minute? In memory of Anthony Garner. Plus: Cable – not as cheerful as he looks.
It’s front page story exactly a week ago misrepresented an Office of Budget Responsibility report. (P.S: The OBR isn’t doing too well itself either.)
An extra band or two of Council Tax would be fairer than Labour’s “Mansion Tax”
When tabloids feature before-and-after photos that document the rapid ageing of politicians in office, we tend to put it down to the weight of responsibility. However, the heaviness of eyelids is also to blame.
Despite early optimism about allies among the Opposition, no Labour MPs voted Aye.
Labour takes four-point lead over Tories
“Labour surged into a four-point lead in the polls last night, delivering a wounding blow to David Cameron as he prepares to meet the Queen tomorrow to kickstart the general election campaign. The first comprehensive national poll conducted since Cameron and Ed Miliband faced a televised grilling by Jeremy Paxman on Thursday night shows the Labour leader has benefited from a post-show bounce that puts him on course for Downing Street. The YouGov survey for The Sunday Times puts Labour on 36 per cent, with the Tories trailing on 32 per cent” – Sunday Times (£)
- First blood to Ed Miliband and Labour – Sunday Times editorial (£)
- This election will be simple – it’s Dave versus all the rest – James Forsyth, Mail on Sunday
Kellner: what the YouGov poll would mean in seats
“YouGov’s poll for The Sunday Times indicates a swing of more than six percentage points from Conservative to Labour across England and Wales. If this were repeated in every constituency, Labour would gain enough seats to come close to an outright majority… However, past experience suggests many MPs defending marginal seats will enjoy an incumbency bonus. Taking this into account, I estimate our overall figures would give Labour 289, the Conservatives 267, the SNP 43 and the Lib Dems 28” – Peter Kellner, Sunday Times (£)
- The hardest election result to predict for a generation – Colin Rallings and Michael Thrasher, Sunday Times (£)
- People feel unrepresented by the mainstream parties – Vernon Bogdanor, Mail on Sunday
- Can any party break the stalemate? – Andrew Rawnsley, Observer
- Upbeat Tories believe in victory – Isabel Hardman, Sunday Times (£)
- Meet Patrick Heneghan, Labour’s director of field operations – Damian McBride, Sunday Times (£)
- Kinnock attacks Tories as “fruitcakes and closet racists” – Mail on Sunday
Cameron: My plan to win back disgruntled Tories
“In his final interview before the start of the full-time election campaign, the Prime Minister sets out his personal mission to bring job security to millions, cut taxes for married couples and help Britons to enjoy ‘the good life’…Mr Cameron offers his critics humility. ‘I accept I have a task in the next 41 days to win back people who are instinctively Conservative, who have strong Conservative values and some of them have drifted off to other parties. I need to win them back’” – Sunday Telegraph
- The last thing we want is a strong, unbending leader – Dominic Lawson, Sunday Times (£)
- Cameron attacks “sneering, hopeless Hampstead Lefties” – Mail on Sunday
- Labour is focused not on winning but on replacing Miliband – Iain Martin, Sunday Telegraph
- Cameron gives us a tiny glimpse of normality and we shoot him down – David Mitchell, Observer
- Samantha Cameron to play starring election role – Sun on Sunday
Hunt promises extra £8 billion for NHS
“The Tories promised last night an extra £8bn in funding for the NHS in an attempt to wipe out Labour’s election advantage on the health service. In an interview with The Sunday Times, Jeremy Hunt, the health secretary, revealed that the Conservatives will fully fund a five-year plan drawn up by Sir Simon Stevens, the head of NHS England, and keep the budget rising faster than inflation. In a further boost for families with children he announced that ministers have struck a landmark deal to vaccinate newborn babies against meningitis B” – Sunday Times (£)
- That Hunt interview in full – Sunday Times (£)
- Former Labour health minister accuses Miliband of scaremongering and risking patient care – Mail on Sunday
- Osborne vetoes “patronising” Tory slogan – Mail on Sunday
- Amin’s forced resignation leaves Dudley Tories in trouble – Sunday Times (£)
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