6.30pm Nigel Evans MP on CentreRight: BBC licence fee should be put on death row
2.45pm Dan Lewis on CentreRight: Abolish the G8
1pm Charles Tannock MEP on CentreRight: Biodiesel is an important part of foreign policy
In the second part of our ‘A Government Worth Having’ series, Chris Grayling outlines his ambitions for A new kind of welfare state.
Two PlayPolitical videos:
"David Cameron yesterday hardened the Tory attack on Britain’s "broken society" by calling for an end to "moral neutrality" whereby society refused to distinguish between good and bad behaviour." – Guardian
"In a conscious shift of strategy, the Tory leader said he would not shirk from discussing public morality and claimed that social problems were often the consequence of individuals’ choices. “We talk about people being ‘at risk of obesity’ instead of talking about people who eat too much and take too little exercise,” he said. “We talk about people being at risk of poverty, or social exclusion: it’s as if these things — obesity, alcohol abuse, drug addiction — are purely external events like a plague or bad weather." – Times
A Telegraph leader describes the speech as "powerful".
Andrew Lilico instigates a philosophical discussion of the meaning of "right and wrong" over at CentreRight.
The Herald has a video of David Cameron’s visit to Glasgow and his remarks on knife crime.
Margaret Curran MSP confirmed as Labour candidate in Glasgow East – BBC
"Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, has dropped plans for a £25 congestion charge for bringing "gas guzzler" 4×4 vehicles into the centre of the capital. The mayor abandoned the proposal to extend the existing congestion charging scheme after a legal challenge by Porsche, the German carmaker." – Telegraph
David Aaronovitch comes to the defence of Ray Lewis
The resignation of Boris Johnson’s deputy isn’t just bad for the Tories; The witch-hunt against politicians is the real scandal – Times
PoliticsHome Insiders say Ray Lewis was "unsuitable" appointment.
UK at serious risk of recession – Sky
"The Chancellor is facing a £7.5bn black hole in his Budget for next year as a result of the economic downturn, an analysis of Treasury figures for The Independent has found."
G8 leaders vow to cut emissions by at least 50% by 2050 – BBC
"Gordon Brown and his fellow world leaders have sparked outrage after it was disclosed they enjoyed a six-course lunch followed by an eight-course dinner at the G8 summit where the global food crisis tops the agenda." – Telegraph
"The truth is Mr Brown would be better served buttonholing G8 European leaders to address once and for all the EU’s grotesque Common Agricultural Policy. Scrapping this wasteful, discredited system of farm subsidy – which encourages the expensive production of food we do not need – would yield far greater benefits than encouraging Britain to recycle its scraps." – Mail leader
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