6.15pm Simon Chapman on CentreRight disassociates himself from the special interests arguing "If the government can find money to bail out banks, what about …"
- Douglas Carswell MP: In defence of Peter Hitchens’ analysis
- Responding to the financial crisis by Matt Sinclair
- Mark Field sees the first signs of a seismic shift of power eastwards from the US and Europe
- Andrew Lilico defends his decision to propose an alternative to the bailout and comments on the bailout and the interest rate cut
Jim McConalogue on CentreRight: Brown’s plan means British taxpayers bailing out banks across the EU
11.30am WATCH: Gordon Brown and Alistair Darling on the bank bailout
Cllr Paul Scully on Local government: Why blogging is a useful thing for councillors to do
Telegraph leader: Faith in the government is shattered
"The former Tory chancellor Kenneth Clarke observed yesterday that the Government is simply incapable of responding to the speed of events. He is right." – Telegraph leader
"The Bank of England must cut interest rates this week by a full percentage point" – Times leader
Michael White: Tories suffering from bout of cross-party unity
"MPs and peers returned to Westminster this week to confirm what Labour MPs hoped and Conservative colleagues feared on the party conference circuit last month: that the economic crisis has changed politics once again. As Ruth Kelly put it in an exit interview: "Gordon has regained the permission of the electorate to be heard again." Tory MPs agree." – Michael White in The Guardian
Boris has a new "sense of purpose" – Simon Carr, Independent, reviews the Mayor’s appearance before the Commons’ Culture Select Committee
Nick Herbert to address Prison Governors Association
“Governors will become responsible for a prisoner’s journey throughout the penal system, from when they arrive in prison until they are reintegrated into the community. Under our sentencing reforms, governors will decide on a prisoner’s suitability for release, subject to appropriate judicial involvement. They will have the freedom to innovate and the power to decide the full range of services the prisoner needs – from incarceration, through education and training to treatment and resettlement." – Advance remarks from the Shadow Justice Secretary, quoted in the Daily Express | Telegraph
Social policy issues were big on Tory conference fringe
"Last week, the party conference’s social policy fringes were big on values: they were peppered with earnest and unlikely references to the "limits" of capitalism, to the socially-ruinous behaviour of aggressive, impersonal corporations, such as those in the food industry and the Big Supermarkets. Concepts such as neighbourliness, civic engagement, work-life balance, co-production and social enterprise were bandied about with reverence and enthusiasm." – Guardian
Schoolchildren to be taught about dangers of extremism – Times
The Electoral Commission is a watchdog that neither barks nor bites – David Hencke in The Guardian
Cross-party group of MPs wants ban on smacking children in England and Wales – BBC
Jonathan Isaby has a photo of champagne being delivered to 11 Downing Street.
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