4.15pm WATCH:

3pm ToryDiary: Jonathan Isaby is getting married!


Tim Bale on Platform: The Scottish Tories are getting their act together

Local government: "Hold on to your wallets if you live in a Lib Dem council"


Tim Montgomerie on CentreRight pays tribute to one of the greatest intellectual influences on modern conservatism

Robert Halfon on CentreRight: The story of Microsoft is the story of the failure of Brownian Government


David Cameron has accused the government of "losing control of the nation's finances"

"Mr Cameron said: "We used to worry about borrowing £16bn in a whole year, but under this government we are borrowing it in a single month, they have completely lost control of the nation's finances."" – BBC

"Britain is clocking up debt at a rate of £6,017 per second as the Government struggles to balance the books."


Tories highlight 'split' between Nick Clegg and Vince Cable on education spendingFT

Liberal Democrats in the news: Clegg warns of "savage" spending cuts

"Bold and even "savage" cuts in government spending will be necessary to bring the public deficit down after the next election, Nick Clegg, the Liberal Democrat leader, says today." – Guardian

Nick Clegg has claimed that Labour insiders have asked the Liberal Democrats to prop up Gordon Brown's Government – Telegraph

LibDems would gain eight seats from Labour in uniform national swing – John Curtice in The Independent

BBC licence fee attacked by both Labour and ConservativesGuardian


On CentreRight yesterday Jeremy Hunt MP explained why he will NOT force the BBC to share the licence fee with other broadcasters.

Foreign Office chief accused of saying: Blow Israel off the face of the EarthTimes

Dame Vera Lynn: 'Stars need to do more for troops'Telegraph

Wall Street Journal: It's better these days to be a US adversary than its friend

Obama's "administration has sought warmer ties with Iran, Burma, North Korea, Russia and even Venezuela. But it has picked trade fights with Canada and Mexico, sat on trade treaties with Colombia and South Korea, battled Israel over West Bank settlements, ignored Japan in deciding to talk with North Korea, and sanctioned Honduras for its sin of resisting the encroachments of Venezuela's Hugo Chávez." – Wall Street Journal leader


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