- Tim Montgomerie defends George Osborne on Sky
- Peter Cuthbertson on Ken Livingstone’s latest solutions for the financial crisis
- Matthew Sinclair on a third runway, or high speed trains?
12.30pm Andrew Lilico on CentreRight: Five Conservative principles for managing the new Socialist settlement
The Tories need a more balanced top team and to stop treating politics as a sport – Iain Martin in The Telegraph
"Senior Tories" want more maturity from George Osborne
"A "traumatised" George Osborne has been told by senior Tory colleagues that he showed poor judgment in his dealings with Peter Mandelson and Nat Rothschild and that he must show greater political maturity if he is to prosper as David Cameron’s main lieutenant in government." – Guardian
"George Osborne and the Conservative Party should halt their attempts to "rubbish" Nat Rothschild, or risk the Shadow Chancellor being brought down, friends of the financier warned." – Telegraph
Giving to the Tories
This graphic >>> appears within a report in The Independent on party funding.
Cameron and women in business
"He doesn’t need these PR ladies from PrettyLittleHead to help him attract the "middle-class mothers" that he is supposedly after. Instead, he should spend more time in bed talking to his charming wife and entrepreneur, Samantha. She will tell him that tax incentives, reducing regulations, lifting the VAT threshold for small business plus other measures to improve starting your own enterprise are the best way to a girl’s heart." – Margareta Pagano in The Independent
Andrew Pelling MP worked for City firm while on sick leave from Commons – Daily Mail
Embryology Bill passes with little time for debate
"Under a tightly timetabled government motion voted through earlier in the day, MPs had only 3½ hours to debate a raft of amendments to the human fertilisation and embryonic bill." – FT
Sex and relationship education to become compulsory in English schools – BBC
Far-right Austrian leader sacked for revealing gay affair with Jörg Haider – Times
The Republicans prepare for their ‘1997’
"The real untold story of 2008 is what is happening at state and local level. Republicans are in danger of losing the Senate seats they need to be able to block Obama’s legislation – and the House of Representatives looks even worse. This election is starting to look more like Britain in 1997 than anything America has seen in decades." – Frank Luntz in The Telegraph
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