“Renegotiation” within the existing treaties is just changing EU policy – but our objection is that Brussels has the power to make policy at all.
It remains unclear which of the various troubling aspects of his behaviour have led to the suspension.
Six nominations for the two Vice-Chairman posts: Simon Burns, Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, Cheryl Gillan, Karl McCartney, Andrew Turner, Charles Walker.
Air quality is a critical issue in the debate over where the UK’s next runway should be built.
We can’t risk Putin reading a failure to hit it as a sign of weakness.
Also: more about Europe, the new Cabinet league table… and a question about the leadership.
Plus: Ivan Massow – a joke. Greenhalgh and Boff – no charisma. Tulip Siddiq and Stephen Kinnock – impressive. And: Ben Harris-Quinney (for it is he)
90 per cent of the missives that come my way are from the same tiny number of electronic activists who engage with each and every call to action.
Even with the discounts many can not afford to exercise the right to buy.
Instead of being “junked” it’s more accurate to say that modernisation was extensively refitted.
“This is merely the latest sorry episode which suggests that FIFA is a deeply flawed and corrupt organisation.”
The Government is reducing the unions’ power as political donors – now we must act to reform our own party finances
New reforms will stop union barons funding Labour without their members’ consent. But we also need to change our own funding model.
If there is no change, the ultimate sanction would be for the FA to boycott future tournaments.
John Higginson: Compassionate conservatism can reach parts of the country that have traditionally rejected our party
In Labour-dominated Lewisham, a café proudly displays a photograph of David Cameron.
Support for the SNP and independence stayed the same before and after the film’s release.
I may not like her snooping proposals, but on police accountability May is a champion of freedom.
Support Groups. Policy Development. Backbench Committees. Lord Feldman’s Review. Campaigning. There’s plenty for them to do.
Parvez Akhtar: The Government’s counter-terrorism legislation is a chance to win back control of Islam from extremists
The vocal minority who try to hijack a peaceful religion must be challenged.
We continue our post-match inspection of our battleground profiles with the Liberal Democrat graveyard of the South West.
Our campaign slogan was “Let’s Keep Gloucester on the UP!”
How smart factories could create jobs and end wage stagnation.
Osborne asks the MoD to make £1 billion of further cuts
‘George Osborne is seeking to cut the budgets of most government departments this year by an extra 5 per cent in a move that raises the chances of Britain missing a crucial Nato target for defence spending. The Treasury has told each ministry, with the exception of health, education and international development, to find savings amounting to £3 billion or more before the budget on July 8. The Ministry of Defence has been asked to find £1 billion of the savings.’ – The Times (£)
- Is this really the time for more defence cuts? – Con Coughlin, Daily Telegraph
- Putin builds new military camps next to Ukrainian border – The Times (£)
- Royal Navy rescues hundreds of migrants – Daily Mail
- We’re at risk of becoming a second-rank nation – Philip Collins, The Times (£)
>Today: ToryDiary: Why meeting the NATO two per cent defence target matters
Cameron’s EU tour hits choppy waters in France
‘David Cameron held a difficult meeting with President Hollande last night where they agreed that there was still “a lot to work through” before agreement was reached on the European Union…Mr Cameron said before the meal at the Élysée Palace: “My priority is to reform the EU to make it more competitive, and to address the concerns of the British people about our membership. The status quo is not good enough”…[Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius] said Britain would undoubtedly suffer more than Europe from a “Brexit”. The British must understand that they could not change the “club” rules at whim, he went on. “They joined a football club and you can’t say in the middle of the match, ‘Well, now we’re going to play rugby’. It’s one or the other.”’ – The Times (£)
- Only a serious threat to leave will make the Eurocrats grant worthwhile concessions – Daily Mail Leader
- Hammond: reform or we’ll leave – Daily Telegraph
- Lagarde: Greece might quit the Euro – Daily Mail
- Can you really trust the people? – Natalie Nougayrede, The Guardian
- Brexit row in the City of London Corporation – FT
- Cameron is being too tough – The Guardian Leader
Whittingdale and the Prime Minister call for Blatter to resign over FIFA corruption scandal
‘David Cameron and FA chief Greg Dyke backed calls for Mr Blatter to resign and voiced their support for his rival…Culture, Media and Sport Secretary John Whittingdale said a change in leadership was ‘very badly needed’ and urged sponsors to review their relationships with the troubled body. He said a boycott of the 2018 World Cup in Russia was the ‘nuclear option’ as it would hit fans.’ – Daily Mail
- Free Press 1, FIFA 0 - Daily Mail Leader
- Barclays and HSBC allegedly handled ‘suspect’ transactions – Daily Mail
- Prince Ali Bin Al Hussain can’t be any worse – The Sun Says (£)
- Why leave it to the US to act? – The Times Leader (£)
- Prospect of a World Cup boycott grows – The Times (£)
- The US Attorney General is a heroine – Justin Webb, The Times (£)
- Damian Collins MP on Comment: Blatter must go if FIFA is to reform and survive
- WATCH: Whittingdale calls for Blatter to step down
Duncan Smith: We’re changing lives for the better, as well as saving money
‘Already more than 14,000 households affected by the cap have taken the positive step into work. What’s crucial about this fact is that these are now homes where children can see their parents going to work, and perhaps for the first time understand the value of work and the feelings of self-worth it brings. This is social justice in action, welfare reform that improves individual lives, not that just generates savings.’ – Iain Duncan Smith MP, Daily Telegraph
- Thousands of children miss out on food because their parents buy tobacco instead – The Sun (£)
- No sympathy for such bad priorities – The Sun Says (£)
- The UN suggests Britain should ration healthcare – Daily Telegraph
- NAO attacks welfare reforms – FT
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