7.15pm ToryDiary: Tory lead UP to 15% in ICM poll

6.45pm VIDEO: Gordon Brown tells Adam Boulton that no minister had prior knowledge of Damian Green’s arrest

6.15pm Douglas Carswell MP on CentreRight defends Theresa Villiers and attacks BAA

Grieve_dominic5pm ToryDiary: "Is it not a breach of Parliamentary Privilege
for the police to arrest a Member of Parliament for using information
he received for Parliamentary purposes?"
…and other questions Dominic Grieve wants answered about Damian Green.

4pm CentreRight updates:

3.15pm Parliament: Conservative MSPs defend fishermen

2.30pm CentreRight updates:

12.15pm Parliament: Should we do more to make Parliament more representative?

11.15am ToryDiary: Cameron advocates taxpayer-underwriting of commercial lending to business

10.45am Local Government: Confusion at Thurrock Council over honouring Burma vets

10am Parliament: Earl Howe asks when the EU is going to start messing with food supplements

Picture_510am WATCH: I was only doing my job, says Damian Green

9.30am Charlie Elphicke on CentreRight: Time to focus on border security

8am Live highlights from David Cameron’s 8am event

ToryDiary: The "judicial intimidation" of Damian Green

Graeme Archer on CentreRight: "Politically, Monday’s mess of a PBR was the end of the beginning for Brown’s ministry. Sanctioning the arrest of the Conservative member for Ashford should be the beginning of the end. We don’t just require the replacement of a tired Labour administration with a fresh Tory one; as with London’s mayor, so with Britain’s prime minister: we require, emotionally, to chase these corrupt and venal horrors from public office. Catharsis required."

Mark Reckless on Platform: Government borrowing is preventing private lending

Picture_3 WATCH: Britain is heading for depression says Lord (Geoffrey) Howe

Cllr Barry Dare on Local government: How we cut waste and funded more police on the beat and Latest by-election results

Damian Green arrested for obtaining leaked documents

"A senior member of David Cameron’s front bench team has been arrested after obtaining leaked Whitehall documents." – Telegraph

"A mole hunt for the source of a series of embarrassing Home Office leaks led to Thursday’s arrest of Damian Green, the shadow immigration minister. Government efforts to unearth errant officials who may be passing on internal memos and other information to their political rivals are fairly standard practice." – FT

Profiles of Damian Green

"Softly spoken, but with a cheeky twinkle in his eye, Damian Green is one of the quiet stars of the Conservative frontbench. As shadow immigration minister the former Times and Channel 4 News business journalist has pursued the Home Office doggedly and embarrassed ministers with a series of leaked government documents." – Nick Watt in The Guardian

"For a politician considered on the left of the Tory party, Damian Green has made a huge impact handling the sensitive imigration brief. He has spoken out about genuine public concerns about the problems caused by the unprecedented influx of foreigners into Britain, and has opposed the controversial Sangatte II refugee camp near Calais." – Daily Mail

Pensions squeeze for public sector as Tories vow to end ‘apartheid’Independent

Support for Gordon Brown plummets over economic rescueTimes | Yesterday evening’s ToryDiary

Ian Blair wants to change to law to prevent another Met Chief being ousted by MayorBBC

Jacqui Smith will take action to tighten licensing laws for lap-dancing clubsBBC

India’s fight is our fight

"The evil that was on display in Mumbai is the same evil that brought bloodshed to the streets of London on July 7, 2005, that is being challenged by British soldiers in Helmand Province and by American drones in the badlands of the north-western Waziristan tribal region of Pakistan. This is not a battle that will ever be resolved through diplomacy or negotiation, but only through force of arms. Islamist terrorists, wherever they are, must be hunted down. India’s fight is our fight." – Telegraph leader

Britain should join euro says Hong Kong’s leader TsangTelegraph


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