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5.45pm Sally McNamara on CentreRight: Has America made Poland the New France?

4.45pm Paul Goodman MP on CentreRight: John Bercow, the backbenchers' champion?

12.15pm WATCH: Netanyahu castigates UN Assembly for listening to Holocaust-denier Ahmadinejad

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10am Alex Deane on CentreRight reflects on another judicial defeat for the Government's control orders policy

ToryDiary:

Charles K Rowley on Platform: Obama’s "Long March" to the Social Market Economy

Local government:

StarChamber: 'Why cutting spending is preferable to raising taxes'

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International: Is Berlusconi the Right's most embarrassing representative on the world stage?

AmericaInTheWorld: Obama accused of "economic vandalism" for protectionist moves

Dan Hamilton on CentreRight pays tribute to the Israeli Prime Minister for speaking truth to the UN about Iran

WATCH: Brown joins Obama and other world leaders in signing up to a world free of nuclear weapons

'This is it', says Cameron as he scents election victory after Tories get poll lead in North Daily Mail

Times accuses Tory candidates of lobbying party leadership on behalf of corporate clients

"Dozens of Conservative parliamentary candidates are working in the lobbying industry that seeks to influence their party’s leadership. An investigation by The Times has found that 28 prospective candidates who have a good chance of becoming Tory MPs are working as lobbyists or public relations consultants on behalf of businesses and other interests. More than a quarter got their jobs after being selected to fight seats." – Times

List of PR consultants who are working to become your Tory MP – Times

"Some critics point to the close relations that Mr Cameron, himself a former PR man, has with the kingpins of the industry. He has dined at the table of Roland Rudd of Finsbury Ltd, flown on Matthew Freud’s jet to meet Rupert Murdoch and even holidayed in South Africa with Alan Parker of Brunswick. It is, said one party figure, “all a bit too cosy”." – Tom Baldwin in The Times

Jeremy Hunt plans 'big bang' relaxation of regulation for media industry

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"The Conservatives would foster a relaxed regulatory media environment, akin to the Big Bang in the City, to maximise overseas investment in UK creative industries, the shadow culture secretary said yesterday. Jeremy Hunt said David Cameron , his party leader, was "very sympathetic" to the idea of relaxing advertising constraints on ITV and other commercial broadcasters." – FT

Jeremy Hunt encourages the BBC to employ more ToriesGuardian | PressGazette

ConservativeHome discovered two years ago that there were eleven times as many liberals at the BBC as conservatives.

The New Schools Network has been established to prepare a way for the Tory schools revolutionEconomist

John Bercow has said MPs should give up their 12-week summer holidays and return to parliament in SeptemberBBC

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"Lord Mandelson should be forced to face questions from MPs because of his growing influence over government policy, the Commons Speaker, John Bercow, has said." – Independent

Yesterday's Parliament: Speaker Bercow sets out a "Backbencher's Bill of Rights" to enhance the power of backbench MPs

Why Cable’s mansions tax is right – Martin Wolf in the FT

Brown must go – Martin Kettle in The Guardian

Baroness Scotland's former housekeeper hires Max Clifford to promote her storyDaily Mail

Major General Andrew Mackay has resigned after clashing with ministers over Afghanistan and policy towards the militaryDaily Mail | Independent

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