7.45pm ToryDiary: Identities of Cabinet Ministers' Parliamentary Private Secretaries begin to emerge

7.30pm Martin Parsons on CentreRight notes a glimmer of hope in Afghanistan

6.45pm Parliament: Alok Sharma explores the challenges and
opportunities presented to Britain by emerging economies such as India
in his maiden speech

Picture 35pm WATCH: David Cameron tells the Commons that the killings on Bloody Sunday were "unjustifiable"

3.45pm Parliament: David Cameron tells the Commons he is deeply sorry for what happened on Bloody Sunday

1.30pm Parliament: Laura Sandys urges the Government to support carers in her maiden speech

Noon Gazette: Martin Davies, leader of the Conservatives on Camden Council, has died

11.30am Alex Deane on CentreRight welcomes the end of "vetting" and "barring"

10.45am Daniel Hamilton on CentreRight: Now is not the time to walk away from Kosovo

10.30am: Parliament: Jesse Norman uses his maiden speech to call for a ”new economics” where people are seen as “bundles of human capability"

ToryDiary: "Unfair and unaffordable" public sector pensions are in the Government's sights

JENKIN-BERNARD Bernard Jenkin on Platform: The politicians and the military must understand each other better to avoid making the mistakes of the past decade

Parliament: Stephen Phillips declares himself a friend of Israel but calls for an end to the blockade of Gaza in his maiden speech

Local Government: Arts censorship in Newham


WATCH: David Cameron tells the Commons that British troops remain in Afghanistan to ensure British national security

Theresa May halts "anti-paedophile database" weeks before launch

Theresa May Home Secretary "Plans for a database of adults who want to work with children have been halted following a wave of criticism. Ministers feared the Vetting and Barring scheme, designed to protect children from paedophiles and which was due to be introduced in England and Wales next month, would drive a “wedge” between adults and children… Mrs May will say that the scheme is being halted “to allow the Government to remodel the scheme back to proportionate, common sense levels… The safety of children and vulnerable adults is of paramount importance to the new Government. However, it is also vital that we take a measured approach in these matters. We’ve listened to the criticisms and will respond with a scheme that has been fundamentally remodelled." – Daily Telegraph

Economy may never recover from banking crisis, warns OBR

"The economy, more damaged by the banking crisis than previously admitted, will grow more weakly and may never fully recover, the new Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) said yesterday. The conclusion adds billions of pounds to the total that George Osborne must find if he is to restore the public finances to health." – The Times

"George Osborne is likely to announce additional public spending cuts or tax increases of £34bn a year in his emergency Budget next week, economists warned on Monday night after examining revised official economic forecasts. The new measures would be necessary, the Institute for Fiscal Studies said, if the chancellor wanted to meet his previous pledges of accelerating deficit reduction. They would hit every family in Britain by more than £1,000 a year on average." – FT

"Yesterday’s report from the new Office of Budget Responsibility (OBR) shows that Mr Brown was consistently and conspicuously over-optimistic about the speed at which the economy would grow. The central forecast for 2011 is now 2.6 per cent, rather than 3.25 per cent in Labour’s last Budget. Sir Alan Budd’s analysis fits conveniently with Mr Cameron’s unremitting pessimism about the deficit, a mood that is necessary to prepare the country for the painful tax rises and spending cuts ahead." – Rachel Sylvester in The Times

Markets cheered by OBR verdictDaily Telegraph

This budget is George Osborne's moment to be radical

Fraser Nelson "After almost two decades in which Labour set the terms of economic debate – all spending was "investment" and cuts were anathema – Mr Osborne will need to set his own agenda. Britain may be crawling out of this economic hole slightly faster than expected, but it remains the deepest hole in Europe. What's more, most developed countries are eliminating their deficit – not just halving it – by 2014. If our economic luck has started to change, we should be no less ambitious." – Fraser Nelson in the Daily Telegraph

The Chancellor is overplaying the scale of the black hole to shift blame for cuts on to Labour – Andrew Grice in The Independent

> Yesterday on CentreRight: Andrew Lilico welcomes the "interesting innovation" that is the Office for Budget Responsibility and notes some of its initial findings

BBC to break ranks on public sector pay

"The BBC has ignored pleas for public sector pay restraint with a multimillion-pound offer to boost the salaries of more than 13,000 workers. On the day that the Chancellor George Osborne warned that the black hole in the nation’s finances was larger than previously thought, the BBC announced that staff earning less than £37,726 — 70 per cent of the total — would each receive a £475 pay rise. Mr Osborne has pledged to impose a pay freeze on all public sector workers earning more than £18,000… Ministers admit that they are powerless to stop the BBC from increasing staff salaries. " – The Times

Lord Saville's Report into Bloody Sunday finally due to be published today

"Soldiers who shot civilians on Bloody Sunday should be prosecuted but spared prison, victims’ families said last night ahead of publication of a report which will accuse the Army of unlawful killing. The long-awaited findings of the Saville Inquiry into the deaths of 13 civil rights marchers in Londonderry on January 30 1972 are expected to exonerate the dead of involvement in violence." – Daily Telegraph

"A total of £100 million, more than half the costs of the Bloody Sunday inquiry, established in 1998, has gone on legal fees…  Two lawyers have earned more than £4 million each, while the total bills for four counsel for the inquiry have exceeded £12 million." – The Times

Will David Cameron end the Bloody Sunday saga by saying sorry?Daily Mail

> Rupert Matthews on Platform on Sunday: We did not need a 12-year inquiry to know what happened on Bloody Sunday

Chris Grayling plans crackdown on workshy

Chris Grayling 2010 square "Incapacity benefit will be axed within four years under plans to crack
down on the workshy. All 2.5million claimants will be removed from the
scheme by 2014, Chris Grayling said yesterday. The work and pensions
minister told MPs they will be moved on to other benefits, where they
will be under stricter requirements to find work or be given greater
support to do so." – Daily Mail

British troops may begin Afghan pullout next year

"The defence secretary, Liam Fox, held out the prospect of British troops starting to leave Afghanistan next year, as the prime minister told MPs that they would not remain there for "a day longer than is necessary". Conscious that public opinion is growing increasingly impatient with the conflict, David Cameron, who visited British troops in Helmand province last week, told the Commons: "I want to bring them home the moment it is safe to do so." The prime minister and defence secretary both emphasised the importance of training Afghan security forces and officials, a process that is key to an exit strategy. "When we have succeeded in enabling the Afghans to take control of their own security, our troops can begin to come home," said Cameron." – The Guardian

Liam Fox paves way for spending cutsReuters

> Yesterday's ToryDiary on Liam Fox's speech to RUSI

Spelman plans to get tough on toy packaging and recycling

"The toy industry faces a crackdown on excessive packaging under plans to reduce the amount of rubbish sent to landfills, the new Environment Secretary has warned. Parents who complain that new toys are wrapped in too much plastic and cardboard may have found an ally in Caroline Spelman, who announced the move during her first interview in her new role." – The Independent

Now Cameron invites the gay community to join his coalition

Gay Tory logo "The coalition Government is due to formally commit to its gay rights agenda tomorrow with the Conservatives' first ever Downing Street party for Britain's gay community. The drinks reception, which is timed to coincide with the start of the Gay Pride celebrations, became a mainstay under Gordon Brown, but until the invites went out it was not known whether the Conservatives would continue the tradition. David Cameron will attend and is expected to publicly lay out how the Government aims to move forward with gay equality over the coming years." – The Independent

> Last Friday's ToryDiary: Why David Cameron should throw a party for the churches

'Admin error' leaves MPs short changed

"More than 400 MPs did not get their full pay in May, due to an error by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, the BBC has learned." – BBC

Serbia closer to EU status as UK drops veto

"Serbia surmounted a large hurdle in its ambition to join the EU today when the Netherlands and Britain dropped their vetoes on an accord with Belgrade, despite its failure to arrest General Ratko Mladic, the genocide suspect… The foreign secretary, William Hague, said it was "right" to encourage Serbia on the road to the EU, although it will clearly be many years before the Balkan country qualifies." – The Guardian

Nick Griffin's election as an MEP secures him an invitation to Buckingham Palace The Times

Jon Cruddas backs Ken Livingstone for London mayorThe Guardian

US seeks $20bn BP pay-outFT

Obama compares oil leak to 9/11 The Sun

And finally… Ed Balls 'forgets' he was a Tory at university

Ed Balls 2010 "Ed Balls was accused last night of airbrushing out his Tory past to try to salvage his campaign for the Labour leadership. In an interview designed to shore up his support, Mr Balls, the standard bearer of the Labour left, declared his passion for the party was inspired by a hatred of Margaret Thatcher's policies when he was at university. 'I started studying [the economy] in 1983 when Thatcherism was at its peak – and I realised immediately that I wanted to show you could run an economy in a way which delivered social justice,' said the former Schools Secretary…. While he was studying Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Keble College, Oxford, far from being utterly wedded to the Labour Party he was in fact a member of the university Conservative Association." – Daily Mail


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