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9pm Parliament: Mike Weatherley and Brandon Lewis use their
maiden speeches to celebrate the British music and film industries and
to promote renewable energy

Picture 88.45pm WATCH: David Cameron's speech about how painful the spending cuts will be from this morning in full

6.15pm Parliament update: Anne McIntosh is a surprise late entry into the race to be elected one of three Deputy Speakers

6pm Parliament: Mark Garnier, Simon Kirby, Julian Sturdy and
Gareth Johnson all set out their scepticism about further European
integration in their maiden speeches

5pm Parliament update: The eight candidates for Deputy Speaker take part in a hustings

4.45pm Local Government: Eric Pickles distances himself from Tory Council's decision to pay its spin doctor more than the Prime Minister

4.30pm Parliament: Andrew Bridgen uses his maiden speech to explain why he loves he Europe (up to a point)

2.30pm LeftWatch: Labour leadership contender says he would like to revisit the 1980s and "assassinate Thatcher"

Charlie Elphicke Commons 1.45pm Parliament: Dover’s new MP, Charlie Elphicke, uses his maiden speech to demand proper border security

1.15pm Parliament update: Nadine Dorries to make the race to be Health Select Committee chairman a four-way battle

12.45pm ToryDiary: What's the point of a Star Chamber?

Noon Parliament: Former soldier Dan Byles uses his maiden speech to highlight the issue of mental health care for veterans

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10.30am ToryDiary update: David Cameron says that the debt crisis – and the cuts he will implement – are the legacy of the last government

9.45am Andrew Lilico on CentreRight: Reform deposit-taking to incentivise boring banking

ToryDiary: David Cameron says the spending cuts will
affect "our whole way of life" as the Coalition prepares to learn
economic lessons from Canada

General Election Review: Tory candidates agree with all conclusions of ConservativeHome's General Election Review

Picture 3 Parliament: MPs should back Nigel Evans and Lindsay Hoyle in tomorrow's election for Deputy Speakers

Darren Millar AM on Platform: What Conservatives in Scotland need to learn from Wales

Mark Wallace in Local Government: Government is getting out of the way

LeftWatch: Jack Straw argues against cutting the number of MPs

JP Floru on CentreRight: Why a public consultation on cuts would be a mistake

WATCH: David Cameron will warn today that the impact of public spending cuts will be "enormous"

George Osborne faces second tax battle, over pension tax relief…

George Osborne on Marr 2 "Business leaders urged the Chancellor last night to reverse a huge and largely unnoticed tax rise faced by the wealthy that they say will drive entrepreneurial talent from Britain. The rise opens a second front in the attacks on George Osborne, who is already being criticised over an expected doubling of capital gains tax." – The Times

… as he plans to go ahead with bank tax on UK banks

"George Osborne, chancellor, is to press ahead with plans for a levy on UK-based banks, in spite of the G20 finance ministers at the weekend scrapping worldwide plans for a banking tax. Mr Osborne is expected to outline his thinking on a unilateral British bank tax in his Budget on June 22, undeterred by the hostile reaction to the idea from some ministers at the G20 meeting at Busan in South Korea." – FT

We won't punish savers, says Cameron in new hint on CGT

"David Cameron has given his clearest signal yet of a climbdown over controversial coalition plans to implement a blanket rise in capital gains tax. The Prime Minister yesterday suggested for the first time that he is ready to spare hardworking families who have made longstanding investments for their future from Budget tax hikes." – Daily Mail

Cameron clashes with Brussels over request to see George Osborne’s budget

"David Cameron will face an early test of the Government’s relationship with Europe today when he clashes with the EU President over whether Brussels should be allowed to see George Osborne’s Budget before it is presented to Parliament. The Prime Minister is likely to turn down the request when he meets Herman Van Rompuy as part of a round of key meetings this week. William Hague, the Foreign Secretary, will spend the week seeing foreign ministers in European capitals, travelling today from Paris to Rome." – The Times

William Hague says that the Government will be assertive over Europe…

William Hague square serious "The new coalition government will be "assertive" in its dealings with Europe, Foreign Secretary William Hague has said." – BBC

…as he calls for a credible investigation into the Gaza flotilla raid

"Foreign Secretary William Hague has called on Israel to agree to a "credible and transparent" investigation into the deadly raid on an aid flotilla as activists whose ship was blocked from delivering relief supplies to Gaza returned home. Speaking alongside French foreign minister Bernard Kouchner, Mr Hague said there should be an "international presence at minimum" in an inquiry into the deaths of nine activists on a Turkish aid ship taken over by Israeli commandos last Monday." – Press Association

Confirmation that the bin tax will be binnedBBC

Referendum on voting reform could take place 'within a year'

"David Cameron yesterday refused to rule out an early referendum on electoral reform as Nick Clegg insisted an announcement could come within days. The Prime Minister risked angering the Right wing of his party by agreeing the issue should be addressed in 'relatively reasonable order'." – Daily Mail

Clegg to outline reform agenda in Commons this afternoon – Press Association

> Yesterday's ToryDiary: David Cameron should play an active role in the campaign to retain First Past The Post

Andrew Tyrie: Get Buggins off the select committee chair

Andrew Tyrie "With the election of select committee chairmen by secret ballot of the whole House, Buggins' turn is out. The whips will no longer control the select committee corridor – a huge victory for those who believe in parliamentary democracy… Elected chairmen who can speak with the authority of the whole house, acting together, can do a lot of good for parliament as a whole. They should start by collectively demanding greater powers to send for "people and papers"– that is, to see who and what they want, like US congressional committees." – Andrew Tyrie MP in The Guardian

> Yesterday in Parliament: Tyrie fights back in Treasury Select Committee election

Spelman facing calls to scrap GM reviewDaily Mail

Andrew Murrison to oversee plans to help traumatised veterans

"David Cameron has ordered plans to be drawn up to ensure better care for ex-troops traumatised by war. A proposed service would track down veterans plagued by mental health issues. And a lifelong screening process would catch those with problems as they leave the Forces… The PM has asked Tory MP and Royal Navy doctor Andrew Murrison to create the blueprint." – The Sun

Tory doctor calls for 'brave' move to raise alcohol prices

"Ministers have been challenged to demonstrate political "bravery" and save lives by raising the price of alcohol. The MP Sarah Wollaston, a Devon GP who was chosen to represent the Tories in the party's first open primary selection, said she intended to draw on her medical background to raise unfashionable issues. Dr Wollaston called for tough action to stem the rapid growth of problem drinking she witnessed during her 23 years as a GP and backed the imposition of minimum prices on alcohol." – The Independent

> Yesterday in Parliament: Totnes MP Sarah Wollaston uses maiden speech to back minimum price alcohol

Jackie Ashley: How the Coalition could destroy the Lib Dems

Picture 4 "The coalition could fail and have to face the wrath of disappointed voters; who would, presumably, therefore vote for the opposition, which is now Labour, not the Liberal Democrats. Neither outcome looks a happy one for the junior partner. Clegg's answer to this, the only plausible one, is that he must get a change to the voting system before that election takes place, to ensure the third party is better represented. That's why the timetable for proposals and a referendum on voting reform has taken so much hard bargaining behind the scenes. Without it, the Lib Dems will indeed be destroyed." – Jackie Ashley in The Guardian

'Hypocrite' Ed Balls claims Gordon Brown brushed aside his warnings on immigrationDaily Mail

> Yesterday in LeftWatch: Now Ed Balls admits Labour got it wrong on Eastern European immigration

Labour leadership rivals to attend first hustings tonightPress Association

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