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10.30pm Matt Sinclair on CentreRight: Cities unlimited

7pm ToryDiary: White van man attempted to push Cameron in front of a car

3.30pm Ben Rogers on CentreRight: By going to Georgia, Cameron has shown us three things…

ToryDiary: Another day, another 20% lead

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Timothy Barnes on Platform: New (Ad)Ventures in Rwanda

Jeremy Hunt MP on CentreRight can’t access ConHome from Beijing (but is consoled by watching Britain win gold medal after gold medal!)

PlayPolitical: Barack Obama and John McCain discuss their views on abortion during a Christian ‘hustings’

New Cameron on Cameron book is published tomorrow

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Dylan Jones authors an extended portrait of David Cameron in the Mail on Sunday.  The portrait appears in advance of tomorrow’s publication of Cameron on Cameron. We learn that David Cameron is a big fan of Gavin & Stacey; Stacey, in particular.

Watch a three minute video about the book.

New questions for Caroline Spelman

"The Conservative Party chairman used taxpayers’ cash to pay her top aide, DESPITE him undertaking party political work." – News of the World

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Melissa Kite tips Justine Greening and Maria Miller for the shadow cabinet
The Sunday Telegraph

George Osborne to claim that Conservatives are now ‘the driving force behind the ideas that will create a fairer Britain’ Observer

Michael Gove invites editors of Zoo and Nuts to come and meet himObserver

Do the Tories want to encourage north to south labour mobility or not? – John Rentoul in The Independent on Sunday

Labour minister Ivan Lewis wants supertax on top-earnersThe Sunday Times

Labour wants snap Fife poll

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"Labour chiefs are planning a snap Glenrothes by- election as part of a desperate strategy to relaunch Gordon Brown’s premiership. Party chiefs are braced for another devastating poll defeat but believe holding the by-election early – with Thursday, September 11 the soonest possible date – would leave time for the Prime Minister to bounce back at Labour’s conference later that month.  They fear that a defeat later in the year, after a relaunch, would act as a death-knell to Brown’s chances of persuading his party that he is the right man to lead them to a fourth general election victory." – Scotland on Sunday

And finally…

"What are we to make of an unlikely friendship between shadow chancellor George Osborne and pop’s Geri Halliwell? …It seems a meeting of minds has taken place, with the pair enjoying each other’s company during dinner parties thrown by the Mr Osborne and his wife Frances at their west London home." – The Sunday Telegraph

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