5.15pm Parliament: Simon Burns MP puts down EDM saluting Ted Kennedy

5pm Parliament: Theresa May says Government must do more to help women through recession

4pm WATCH: Ed Balls concedes that banking regulation wasn’t tough enough

Picture_22_22.15pm ToryDiary: CCHQ launches ‘Sorry from Gordon’ website

12.30pm: Tim Montgomerie and Jill Kirby on last night’s Peter Oborne lecture about honesty in politics

12.15pm Parliament: Owen Paterson offers qualified support for Northern Ireland Bill

Noon Seats and Candidates: Janice Small selected for Batley and Spen

11.45am Local Government:

11.45am Parliament: Timothy Kirkhope regrets European Court of Justice upholding compulsory retirement laws

Andrew_rosindell_211.15am Parliament: Andrew Rosindell introduces bill to make British history core school subject

9.15am Jeremy Hunt MP on CentreRight is worried about the implications for media choice of ITV’s problems


Civilservicereform Andrew Haldenby on Platform: Civil service reform should be a first term issue

Local government:


Interview with Annabel Goldie, Scottish Tory leaderScotsman

Jacob Rees-Mogg, Tory candidate in Somerset NE, under fire for plagiarismWestern Daily Press

Northamptonshire’s Tory leader will not be investigated by a local authority watchdog after comparing rival to notorious Nazi Joseph GoebbelsTelegraph

A quarter of councils are providing inadequate or minimal services for young peopleTimes

"The Audit Commission rankings of council services strike fear into the heart of local authorities up and down the country. So they should. This year’s tables are an appalling indictment of children’s services (education, child protection and social work), which are rated barely adequate in a quarter of authorities, “inadequate” in four, and which are the only services that showed an overall decline nationally, rather than improvement. With some councils having appeared low on the list time and again, promises to improve are no longer enough. It is time to challenge these monopolies." – Times leader

Michael Howard gets a new job

"Going against the flow from Westminster to the City is former Tory leader Michael Howard , who has joined the board of personal injury and car accident claims group Helphire. The 67-year- old former barrister brings his experience in personal injury and accident cases." – FT

Milton Friedman was right to predict that the euro might not survive a recession – Simon Heffer in The Telegraph

An "urgent" shortage of detention centre places is holding up the removal of failed asylum seekers

"Britain’s social democratic parties must join forces to avoid the 21st century being another Conservative century" – Vernon Bogdanor in The Times calls for a Labour-Liberal Democrat alliance

> ConservativeHome recently noted Tory plans to woo the LibDems away from Labour

Mandelson calls for more state activism to replace ‘light touch’Independent

Public sector pay and perks – paid for by YOU – will cripple this country for years to come – Max Hastings in Daily Mail

And finally… We might respect you if you apologise

Christopher Howse’s message to Fred Goodwin and Gordon Brown in The Telegraph


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