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St George’s Day: The Prime Minister makes an appeal to Scotland
‘In a specially recorded message to mark St George’s Day, Cameron will say: “I want us to reflect on one of England’s greatest achievements: its role in the world’s greatest family of nations – the United Kingdom. In just five months, the people of Scotland will go to the polls and decide whether they want to remain a part of this global success story. So let’s prove that we can be proud of our individual nations and be committed to our union of nations. Because no matter how great we are alone, we will always be greater together.”’ – The Sun (£)
- He’s back: Brown joins Better Together – The Times (£)
- Squabbling unionists must get a grip – Iain Martin, Daily Telegraph
- Panic, and you risk the nation’s future – Alan Cochrane, Daily Telegraph
- Salmond: We’ll still be friends – Daily Telegraph
- Schools should fly the Union flag – The Sun (£)
- More members quit the Scottish CBI – The Scotsman
- A No vote is the positive choice – Douglas Alexander, The Scotsman
- Non-political voices needed to save the Union – Daily Telegraph Leader
- Brown took his time realising that pensions matter – Daily Mail Leader
- He’s a union man – The Guardian Leader
- In praise of St George, champion of good against evil – The Guardian Leader
>Today: Andrew Rosindell MP on Comment: It’s time for St George’s Day to be a national holiday
Growth brings Cameron and Osborne’s first joint appearance in four years
‘In government they have only been seen side-by-side when Mr Osborne has delivered Budget statements in the Commons, or at events involving other ministers. Yesterday they claimed more than 150,000 jobs could be created by £36 billion of infrastructure projects being started in the UK this year…The two men have avoided appearing in public together since the coalition was formed, to avoid the much-mocked impression that they are two ‘arrogant posh boys’ running the country together. However, the dramatic return to economic growth and tumbling unemployment numbers has given the Conservative duo confidence to share a platform in front of the cameras.’ – Daily Mail
- They want to make the most of good economic news – Daily Telegraph Leader
- Meet the super workers – Daily Mail
- 100 disabled people return to work every day – The Sun (£)
- British youngsters miss out on jobs due to low skills – Daily Telegraph
- Invest in infrastructure – FT Leader
- Cable attacks bonuses – The Guardian
>Yesterday: WATCH: Cameron – We’ve made some big improvements to the jobs market
The Times: Tories must engage with ethnic minority voters
‘The Conservative party should review some of its policies, notably the police’s stop and search powers, as Theresa May has proposed. However, Conservatives will only identify the ideal policy response to its lack of support among ethnic minority Britons if it really understands them. The lack of intensity in engaging partly reflects the way the Tories are organised. The election machine is always focused on winning the next election. The time frame is never more than two or three years in advance.’ – The Times Leader (£)
- Elections are about parties, not leaders – Steve Richards, The Guardian
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