Julia Manning on Platform: The NHS has our money. We all deserve better treatment.
Seats and candidates: Peter Lyburn has been adopted for Perth and North Perthshire
Jon Cruddas is the new hero of the Left and may be in Cabinet by this Friday – Independent
Gordon Brown pledges internet at home for 1.4m more children – Sky News
Michael Gove’s response: "The centrepiece of Gordon Brown’s leadership speech is a policy already announced six weeks ago, which his own civil servants said at the time was based on a calculation ‘plucked out of thin air’. It was first announced in January 2007, before Gordon Brown even became Prime Minister. It’s vital that we bridge the digital divide and spread access more fairly but this Government’s record in handling huge IT projects hardly commands confidence.”
Coal and nuclear will keep the lights on, says John Hutton – Independent
Polly Toynbee lists the policies that Labour should introduce and forget about winning the General Election – Guardian
Chris Heaton-Harris MEP leads opposition to attempts to stop anonymous blogging – Telegraph
Boris defends the City, George Osborne attacks Labour’s economic management
"Before we get carried away with neo-socialist claptrap, we should remember the huge benefits brought to this country by bankers and the City of London." – The Mayor of London in The Telegraph
"For a decade Britain allowed an economy to be built on debt at every level: personal debt, corporate debt, banking debt and government debt. When you hear Gordon Brown say that we are better prepared than other countries to face the current problems consider these three facts. First, our average household debt is higher than any other country in the G7. Second, our house prices went up faster than house prices in America. Third, we enter this downturn with the highest budget deficit in the developed world and higher net debt than when Labour came to office. Gordon Brown simply refuses to even recognise the debt problem exists." – The Shadow Chancellor in The Independent
Third runway at Heathrow ‘is a done deal’ – Times
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