3.45pm Andrew Lilico on CentreRight: This tide of attack on MPs can’t go on
3pm Ben Rogers on CentreRight: We have lost our culture of life
- Greg Hands MP: Why is Northern Rock still active in Zimbabwe?
- Simon Chapman believes that every constituency deserves a fully-functioning MP and pays tribute to the "Honourable" David Marshall for resigning from his Glasgow seat.
- Graeme Archer finds the Labour machine in constant ‘exterminate’ mode
Six Conservative MPs have shares in Zimbabwe-operating firms – ToryDiary
"Mugabe depends on South Africa and other neighbouring states for all Zimbabwe’s oil and petroleum imports and for half of its electricity. If these were embargoed and if all trade with Zimbabwe was halted by its neighbours, led by South Africa, Mugabe would be gone within a month." – Sir Malcolm Rifkind in The Sunday Telegraph
"He expected to replace a regime that had run its course and missed its chance. Now it is more likely that he will inherit a landscape of economic wreckage, perhaps even a sense of imminent emergency. His mission will involve the heavy lifting of national reconstruction rather than simply the therapeutic task of helping the country get over the Gordon gloom. It will be the Tory leader’s task not only to reform, but to rebuild." – Matthew d’Ancona in The Sunday Telegraph
Tony Benn explains why he is backing David Davis’ campaign – The Sunday Telegraph
One of David Davis’ spin doctors has also promoted ID cards – Independent on Sunday
The former Tory MP who is challenging David Davis – South Wales Echo
Caroline Spelman sacked the secretary who complained about her to the Tory Whips – Mail on Sunday
David Cameron is right to say Heathrow hasn’t made case for third runway – Alistair Osborne in The Sunday Telegraph
Profile of Dominic Grieve – The Sunday Times
Yet another reason to leave the EPP
"British MEPs are joining a 200-strong European parliament jaunt to Paris this week, costing the taxpayer up to £200,000. The three-day trip, organised by the European People’s party (EPP), a centre-right group, will include dinner at the Palais de Versailles and a champagne boat trip down the Seine." – The Sunday Times
"Just to be accused of racism, however unfairly, can get you fired from public life"
Rod Liddle, in The Sunday Times, reflects on the unfair treatment received by James McGrath.
"The second coming of IDS"
"How did the ex-Tory leader become the patron saint of Britain’s inner-city kids?" – A major profile of Iain Duncan Smith’s social justice mission in The Observer
SNP deny Wendy Alexander’s claims that she was treated in a partisan way by ethics committee – BBC
"For Brown, the threat is far worse than going down as another unpopular PM with a brief tenure. Instead, he risks being remembered as a figure who was cavalier in unleashing forces which weakened the United Kingdom, and that his mishandled premiership was an agent of the country’s eventual destruction. Labour is going down. The fear is that it takes the Union with it." – Iain Martin in The Sunday Telegraph
Scotland is about to win independence on the web: .sco will replace .uk within Scottish Executive web addresses – Scotland on Sunday
Labour’s donors turn on Gordon Brown – The Sunday Times
Families hit by greatest tax burden since 1991 – The Sunday Telegraph
Drug and alcohol addiction fuels growth in welfare dependency – Mail on Sunday
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