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5.30pm ToryDiary Conservative voters are more enthusiastic about their party than Labourites and Liberal Democrats

Paul_goodman_mp_25pm Parliament: Government won’t tell Paul Goodman where "anti-extremism" funding is going

4.15pm Parliament: NHS residential accommodation for people with severe learning disabilities to be axed

3.45pm ToryDiary update: Mark Francois confirms to ConHome that notice to leave the EPP has today been given to its chairman

2.45pm ToryDiary: "Spending cuts are coming."

2.30pm Parliament: Theresa May excoriates Government for inaction on unemployment

Helmerposter 2.15pm ToryDiary on Roger Helmer MEP’s new campaign: "The Eurosceptic way to voters’ hearts should be through their wallets."

2.15pm Ridley Grove on CentreRight wonders – after Iain Martin – if the police would have been so tolerant of a BNP demo at a mosque 

1pm Andrew Lilico on CentreRight: "I should have freedom from torture which begins as a state of nature and is not eroded by the government permitting anyone to torture me."

12.45pm Local Government:

12.30pm ToryDiary: House of Commons is subdued as David Cameron returns and questions focus on terrorism in Northern Ireland

11.45am Parliament: Tories promise improved funding for rape crisis centres

11.30am ToryDiary: The Conservative Party’s exit from the EPP would seem a step closer

11am Parliament: How will the recession affect rail prices?Picture_14

ToryDiary: Liam Fox attacks Muslim fanatics who branded British soldiers as "babykillers" during homecoming parade

Tony Lodge on Platform: Why over-dependence on gas is bad for the UK

Platform: Michael Shilliday, Chairman of the Young Unionists, reflects on this week’s events in Northern Ireland

Seats and Candidates: Bethnal Green and Bow Conservatives fail to endorse Open Primary result

Local government:

International: Czech President Vaclav Klaus warns that global warming is being used to suppress human freedom

WATCH: Gordon Brown explains that he wants bankers fast-tracked into teaching jobs within six months

David Cameron returns to work and makes statement on Northern Ireland, chairs shadow cabinet, meets economic advisersBBC

Boris: It’s cheaper and cheaper to do business in London

"London is setting out to woo foreign investment from companies attracted by the capital’s falling commercial property prices, weak currency and loosening labour market. Think London, the inward investment agency, has drawn up a plan to turn some of the effects of the recession into potential benefits for international companies looking to expand in Europe." – FT

More praise for George Osborne’s recent economy speech – from Irwin Stelzer in The Telegraph

Daniel Finkelstein: Saving money can cost money

"The Tories will aim, of course, to make services more efficient and to get government out of wasteful projects altogether. Yet even this will prove hard. Reform costs money. Making people redundant, moving offices, sending out circulars full of new instructions, keeping interest groups happy while making controversial changes – it all costs money." – Daniel Finkelstein in The Times

Anne McIntosh MP introduces Bill to ensure tougher punishment of repeat shopliftersePolitix

Independent Poll of polls show a Tory majority of 92 after a general electionIndependent

Older voters most likely to support nationalisation of utilities

"Some 31% strongly supported the renationalisation of electricity, gas, water, the railways and telecommunications industry – while another 36% slightly supported renationalisation. But the over-35s were much more likely to support renationationalisation. Just 12% of 16-24 year-olds strongly supported the idea, whereas 41% of 55-64 year-olds were in favour." – Guardian

More than 1,000 serving police officers in Britain have criminal convictionsBBC

Obama’s Treasury team believe that Europe needs to undertake much larger stimulus packagesTimes

"Britain’s top civil servant has warned chaos in Barack Obama’s government is messing up next month’s global summit. Cabinet Secretary Sir Gus O’Donnell said US confusion was making it “unbelievably difficult” to prepare for the G20 meet in London. In an unusual swipe, he complained key positions in the President’s administration are STILL unfilled. He told a conference for civil servants: “You cannot believe how difficult it is.” And he said the US system of replacing huge numbers of officials after an election was “absolute madness”." – The Sun

G20 anti-recession summit will cost Britain £50m Times

"Do not worry too much about capitalism. It will survive because it is natural." – Andrew Alexander in the Daily Mail

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