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He was first elected by the voters of Aldridge Brownhills in 1979.
The EU’s demand for £1.7billion raises a number of essential questions. Not least, what can Cameron do now?
And, yes, it could be a woman.
The Conservatives gained a seat in Gloucestershire
We must forbid anonymity online.
It has plenty of supporters among Conservative journalists. But why not among Conservative politicians?
Iain Dale: The ten years of Guido party. Staines and Cole in charge – but only one was playing Amanda Holden
Plus: The fiendish Guido seating plan. Mike Read is not a racist. And: shame on the six Conservative MEPs who voted for Juncker.
All the evidence of polling and experience shows that a pact would make the centre-right’s electoral position worse – not better.
Labour’s housing review is pretty bland but has hints of greater centralisation.
The idea of the smoker as victim obscures a history (much of it recent) in which non-smokers were the victims
The figure for the Kent seat is a disappointment for CCHQ – but it’s not disastrous in itself, and will help build a stronger voter base for now and next May.
The seat was Labour-held until 2010 – it’s remarkable that they barely figure in the by-election.
Is it fascination? Or a reaction to religion’s influence? Either way, a more tolerant approach would be welcome.
One of its benefits? It aligns the universities’ interests with their students’ – rather than with what politicians want.
Whether parents work in the labour market or not is none of the Chancellor’s business – as long as they aren’t claiming welfare benefits.
Their pledge of “a grammar school in every town” makes great headlines, but does it add up?
Interview: Andrew Tyrie – “These are tax cuts being offered before the headroom for them is available”
The Chairman of the Treasury Select Committee on the effects of ring-fencing; his opposition to HS2, and why the Scots should keep the proceeds of North Sea Oil.
I’d rather have clumsy but well-meaning Lord Freud in Government than Labour, the party of manufactured outrage.
The federalists have learned nothing – even though all the evidence shows the current system is broken.
The education revolution has been particularly important.
Bill Gates invites us to consider three types of wealthy individual: the entrepreneur, the philanthropist and the playboy.
A tax on growth: The EU demands £1.7 billion more from Britain
‘The EU last night demanded an extra £1.7billion from the UK – because our economy is recovering faster than other member states. David Cameron came under fire from MPs as Brussels demanded the hefty surcharge. To add insult to injury, France will receive a £790 million rebate…Philip Davies, MP for Shipley, said: ‘The Prime Minister should tell them to stick their 2billion euro demand where the sun doesn’t shine.’ – Daily Mail
- Abrasive Prime Minister arrives in Brussels – FT
- PM’s pro-EU comments redacted – FT
- Foul smell of UKIP’s new partner – Ben Macintyre, The Times (£)
- 1,130 new EU regulations on business in the last year – The Times (£)
- Juncker is messing with trade deals – FT Leader
>Today: Richard Benyon MP on Comment: A pact with UKIP? Time for some facts
>Yesterday: Sir Bill Cash MP on Comment: We must face down the EU establishment
Immigration 1) Voters sceptical that Cameron will deliver
‘David Cameron faces public scepticism that he will honour a promise to curb the number of EU migrants coming to Britain…a YouGov poll suggests that only 11 per cent of voters believe that he can deliver a reduction if he wins the next election.’ – The Times (£)
>Today: ToryDiary: Who should lead the Metropolitan Party?
Immigration 2) Labour try to get tough
‘Ed Miliband is to toughen Labour’s line on immigration as he seeks to combat Ukip’s growing appeal to the party’s traditional working class supporters. The Labour leader said that the UK “needs stronger controls on people coming here”.’ – The Independent
NHS 1) Five year plan for more cash and drastic reform
‘It should be “perfectly feasible” for politicians to find the extra £8 billion a year needed for the NHS to prevent a funding gap causing severe effects for patients, the head of the health service has said. NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens threw down the gauntlet as six national bodies set out a five-year blueprint for radical changes to relieve pressure on staff and slash £22 billion from annual costs.’ – Daily Mail
- Stevens’ ten-point prescription – Daily Mail
- He may save the NHS – Polly Toynbee, The Guardian
- Put consumers in charge – Philip Collins, The Times (£)
- Osborne touts spending increase – FT
- A revolution is underway, but no fanfare – Fraser Nelson, Daily Telegraph
- Sacred cow no more – Daily Mail Leader
- A more imaginative NHS – Daily Telegraph Leader
- Face the hard facts – FT Leader
‘For all their posturing, Labour’s terrible stewardship over the border exposes the big lie at the heart of Ed Miliband and Andy Burnham’s position on the NHS. They use the NHS to get votes but won’t run it for patients. Earlier this year, I said that the government in Cardiff is sleepwalking into a Welsh Mid Staffs. The tragedy for Welsh patients is that Labour still shows no sign of waking up.’ – Daily Mail
- Cancer patients move to England – Daily Mail
- Saatchi Bill is ‘dangerous’ – Peter Oborne, Daily Telegraph
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