10pm Seats and candidates: Bournemouth West selection to be restarted

9.15pm ToryDiary: Tories 13% ahead in Populus/ Times poll

7.30pm: Daniel Kawczynski MP on CentreRight: Mandelson must remember his place

5.45pm ToryDiary: What will Fleet Street do with Cameron’s "moral neutrality" speech?

3.30pm PlayPolitical: Sky have now sent us the full video of Davis’ debate with McNulty

1.45pm ToryDiary: It’s time to bring the ideas of ‘Right’ and ‘Wrong’ back into our national life says Cameron

Noon ToryDiary: Maurice Saatchi leads the "Prosecution" of New Labour

11.15am CentreRight updates:

  • Samuel Coates looks at the conspiracy theories surrounding WTC7
  • Andrew Lilico asks if carrying knives in rural areas is acceptable
  • Alex Deane is frustrated by an inflexible database

ToryDiary: Cameron launches Knife Action Plan with presumption of jail for those caught carrying a blade

Michael Gove MP on Platform begins our A Government Worth Having series: Parents should be able to choose schools instead of schools choosing parents

Tim Montgomerie on CentreRight: Iraq war veterans urge Americans to vote to ‘finish the job’

David Davis’ by-election

PlayPolitical: Ninety second video clip of David Davis and Tony McNulty debating 42 days

‘Surveillance society’ costs £20bn: "The cost of Britain’s "surveillance society" measures is now running at £20 billion, a new report reveals today.  The amount is equivalent to £800 per household and includes £19 billion for the planned ID card system and £500 million for CCTV cameras.  The report by the TaxPayers’ Alliance was highlighted by David Davis, the former shadow home secretary, who stands in a by-election this week on the issue of civil liberties." – Telegraph

The Daily Mail welcomes George Osborne’s ‘Fair Fuel Stabiliser’

"For countless families clobbered by ever-higher prices, the Tory plan for a ‘fair fuel stabiliser’ must seem a matter of simple common sense.  There has always been resentment over sky-high taxes on fuel, which present the Treasury with huge windfalls when the cost of of crude oil goes up.  So wouldn’t it smooth out uncomfortable fluctuations if the Government taxed a little less less when the price of a barrel soars and a little extra when it falls?" – Mail leader

> Yesterday’s ToryDiary on the proposal

David Cameron and IDS campaign in Glasgow East todayBBC | Seats and candidates

"A senior member of Gordon Brown’s government said there would be moves to replace him in September before Labour’s annual conference if Labour loses the Glasgow East by-election or the party remains in the opinion poll doldrums." – Independent

Boris Johnson signals ‘no way back’ for Ray Lewis after scrapping investigation into him

"Guto Harri, Johnson’s spokesman, said a decision to abandon the inquiry – due to start tomorrow under Martin Narey, a former director-general of the Prison Service – had been taken over the weekend. "He is no longer a deputy mayor so it would not be appropriate to spend taxpayers’ money on a lengthy inquiry into his position." – Guardian

"I saw first-hand how this brave but flawed man saved lives – we MUST continue his crusade against gangs" – Melanie Phillips in the Daily Mail

"We do not know what sort of a Deputy Mayor Mr Lewis would have made. He might be more usefully deployed at the grassroots rather than in City Hall. But it is vital that his work continues. Lives depend upon it." – Bruce Anderson in The Independent

George Osborne defends the appointment of people from outside of politics – Telegraph

Jackie Ashley reviews recent episodes of ‘Tory sleaze’ and concludes that the party has already proven itself to be as bad as Labour – Guardian

Janet Daley urges the Tories to be bolder on education and particularly health

Stop wasting food, says Brown

"Mr Brown said "unnecessary" purchases were
contributing to price hikes, and urged people to plan meals in advance
and store food properly."
BBC | Sky

Nick Robinson on Today: "Prudence moves from Number 11 into the kitchen".

Gordon Brown rejects new strike rightsTimes | FT

Parliament: The twenty-one Conservative MPs who voted to keep the ‘John Lewis list’

Seats and candidates: Rebecca Harris adopted for Castle Point

Anthony Scholefield on Platform: The REAL history of the National Health Service


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