3pm Mark Field MP on CentreRight: Kelly’s proposals should now be accepted without delay or reservation
10.15am David T Breaker on CentreRight says Eurosceptics should give Cameron a blank cheque for the right policy on Europe
- David Davis urges Cameron to hold referendum on Europe within three months of coming to power
- Davis, Redwood and Howard more trusted than any frontbencher to spearhead renegotiations
Jim McConalogue on CentreRight summarises ConHome commenters' views in favour of a post-ratification referendum
The Sun accepts that Cameron has NOT broken his referendum promise to their readers
The Sun Says: "Importantly, it was to Sun readers that David Cameron promised a referendum if that Constitution – and its shabby replacement, the Lisbon Treaty – remained unratified. So we have more right than most to cast a cool eye over his decision to end that campaign. But Mr Cameron is right. Today, the treaty is a fact of life. Europe can boast it has its own "legal personality". So who do we blame for this? Not Mr Cameron, who stuck by his original pledge. We blame deceitful Labour for welching on their written vow to give us a say."
The Sun is trying to become a political party, says Gordon Brown – Guardian
ConservativeHome poll featured in the Daily Mail
"An exclusive poll of grassroots Tories released to the Mail shows that 66 per cent want their leader to offer a nationwide vote on the EU if he wins the election." – Daily Mail | Read all the poll findings
“The mood of the grassroots is they’re willing to accept that there isn’t any point in having a referendum on Lisbon but they still want some kind of referendum,” Tim Montgomerie, editor of the ConservativeHome website for Tory activists, told the Financial Times. “However, they equally don’t want a big fight . . . there’s a demand for Cameron to get it right but not to have a war over it." – FT
Peter Riddell: Rest of Europe unlikely to allow significant renegotiation
"The rest of the EU is not about to roll over and agree to a repatriation of powers from Brussels to London since this would reopen, and unravel, all the institutional compromises which they hoped to have closed yesterday. The most that other EU countries may concede is symbolic reassurances of the kind that satisfied Ireland and the Czech Republic. That will not be nearly enough for Tory sceptics, and some in the Shadow Cabinet." – Peter Riddell in The Times
Cameron IS a real Eurosceptic – Daniel Finkelstein makes the case in The Times
Tories likely to create additional financial incentives to encourage investment in low-carbon electricity – FT
Could Brown go for an early election?
"There is speculation in Westminster that Mr Brown could be tempted to set the date for 25 March. Some civil servants have noted that Government planning for the period after the end of January is noticeably light, adding to suggestions that Number 10 could be planning to call a surprise poll." – Telegraph
Conservative candidate Elizabeth Truss given two weeks to save political skin – Telegraph
Lord Ashcroft must come clean on tax status – Kevin Maguire in The Mirror
Tory peer Lord Steinberg has died – Belfast Telegraph
John Bercow will insist that MPs accept Kelly reforms on expenses – BBC
Former minister Kim Howells urges Afghan withdrawal – BBC
Hero Boris Johnson rescues Livingstone-supporting climate change protestor from hoodie-wearing "oiks"
"Franny Armstrong, a documentary film-maker and climate change activist, was walking home in Camden, North London on Monday night when she was surrounded by a group of hoodie-wearing young girls. Miss Armstrong was pushed against a car by the girls, one of whom had an iron bar. The victim called out for help to a passing cyclist, who turned out to be the Mayor. He stopped and chased the girls down the street, calling them ''oiks'', according to Miss Armstrong, who praised the Mayor's intervention." – Telegraph
Gary Lineker breaks Boris Johnson photograph during visit to David Cameron's office – Telegraph
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