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7pm ToryDiary: Vince Cable revives idea of higher property levies as way of restructuring UK tax system

MERKEL 6.30pm International: Anxiety over nuclear power contributes to defeat for Angela Merkel in state held by CDU for sixty years

5.45pm Andrew Lilico on Comment: Neither England nor Wales is a country, but the United Kingdom certainly is

3.30pm Local government: Labour links to UK Uncut

3.15pm WATCH: Clean up after TUC march day rioters cover Trafalgar Square lions and new Olympics clock with graffiti


Noon LeftWatch: Gallery celebrating Ed Miliband's "I, Too, Am A Giant Of History" speech

11.45am WATCH: Liam Fox says NATO – including Turkey – will assume responsibility for military operations in Libya

6a00d83451b31c69e2014e60232549970c10am Matthew Elliott on Comment sets out the next phase of the No To AV campaign: One Person, One Vote

ToryDiary: Should the Coalition use more stories and less stats?

Dr Neil Hudson on Comment: Have the right lessons been learned from the Foot and Mouth outbreak of 2001?

Local government: How should Conservative councillors respond to Labour's cuts strategy?


Embarrassment for Labour leader as riots start as he speaks at cuts rally

"It was the timing that Labour's high command had been dreading. At the very moment their party leader began his speech at the anti-cuts rally in Hyde Park, anarchists wearing masks and waving red flags began attacking shops and banks in Oxford Street. For several minutes, live television pictures of the violence were accompanied by words from Ed Miliband." – The Sunday Telegraph

  • "There were 84 reported injuries during the protests, including at least 31 police, with 11 officers requiring hospital treatment. The injuries were described as "relatively minor", including cuts and bruises, suspected whiplash and a possible broken collar bone." – Sunday Express
  • Police make 214 arrests on TUC's day of 'peaceful' protest – BBC

David Davis attacks Ed Miliband's decision to liken TUC march to struggle for women's votes and against apartheid

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"David Davis, the former Conservative leadership candidate, described Mr Miliband's comparison as an "extraordinary error of judgement". He added: "I suspect the brave people of the civil rights movement will be shocked to hear the Labour leader undertake such hyperbole as to compare a march like this to the sort of heroic acts they had to undertake to win fundamental rights."" – The Sunday Telegraph

> Yesterday's LeftWatch: Ed Miliband compares himself and other deficit deniers to Martin Luther King

Fraser Nelson: Why should private sector workers pay for the public sector?

"Two worlds collided yesterday. We have the public sector unions leading marches to demand that their pay, perks and pensions are protected. And who would pay for this? The 23 million workers in the private sector: facing rampant inflation, fall in real-terms pay and pensions shot to hell." – News of the World (£)

Brutal dictator who has lost the plot must go says Liam Fox

"Liam Fox launched a personal attack on the Libyan leader, describing him as a "brutal" dictator who had "lost the plot a long time ago". In his first newspaper interview since the start of the Libyan crisis, Dr Fox said that the bombing campaign would only end when "people could sleep safely in their beds and know they will not be targeted by a vicious regime"." – The Sunday Telegraph

Meanwhile "well-placed sources" are briefing against Dr Fox to the Mail on Sunday.

Chris Huhne positions himself to succeed Nick CleggThe Sunday Telegraph

Libdem_bird.148121242 More Liberal Democrat news

  • More assertive Liberal Democrats seek to torpedo £500pw benefits cap – Observer
  • Clegg airbrushed out of Lib Dem leaflets for May's elections – News of the World (£)
  • Lib Dems are angry at the way David Cameron is raising money for the ‘No’ campaign, which is then using it to attack Nick Clegg personally – James Forsyth in the Mail on Sunday
  • Danny Alexander was author of tax raid on big oil companies – Titbit from Andrew Rawnsley's Observer column in which he he notes senior Tory respect for Ed Miliband
  • MSP quits Liberal Democrats in protest at Westminster Coalition – Scotland on Sunday

Schools could get significant new powers over how they admit pupils in reformsSunday Telegraph

"The Camerons are planning to send their children to a new state academy sponsored by a Labour party donor. The school, Kensington Aldridge academy, is to be built near their old family home in west London. Using such a school will be seen as a strong statement of support for the programme started by Tony Blair and now endorsed by the coalition. The success of the government’s education record will be judged largely on the performance of academies." – The Sunday Times (£)

Interview with Lord Tebbit in which he bemoans Labour's failure on social mobilityIndependent on Sunday

Lord Lawson's 'misleading' climate claims challenged by scientific adviserObserver

Steve Hilton raised eyebrows by standing in for Cameron at a meeting of senior businessmen in his socksSunday Telegraph

Alex Salmond hopes opposition to nuclear power might save his SNP government

"Alex Salmond has unexpectedly waded into the row over the future of nuclear power following the crisis in earthquake-hit Japan, accusing Labour of being “obsessed” with the energy source. The First Minister predicted yesterday that, following the efforts to prevent a major catastrophe at the Fukushima plant that was hit by the disaster, the issue would become a defining one in the run up to the Holyrood election on May 5. mScottish Labour’s business manifesto, launched this week, re-opens the door to a new generation of nuclear power stations in Scotland. If elected, the party says it would overturn a ban on new power stations, to which the SNP is committed." – Sunday Herald

Osborne's NI/ income tax plans could derail fiscal devolution for ScotlandScotland on Sunday

Janet Daley: Slashing taxes would make us all better off

"Almost no one in British political life would dare to suggest that slashing taxes, and the real economic freedom that might follow, could be a social good in itself… True, free market economics can be ferocious – requiring as it does courage, resourcefulness and stamina – but, given a chance, it delivers mass prosperity and self-determination on a scale unprecedented in human history." – Janet Daley in The Sunday Telegraph

The Cameroons started out as Thatcher’s children, but in practice the coalition operates to the left of Tony Blair – Martin Ivens in The Sunday Times (£)

Small_is_beautiful The Observer identifies Small is Beautiful as the book tha`t helped form Cameron's worldview

"Investigations by the Observer's associate editor, Robert McCrum, have established that Cameron has long been an admirer of Schumacher, whose best-known work was a collection of essays and lectures, Small is Beautiful. McCrum finds extraordinary similarities between many of Cameron's favourite themes – from the need to break up state monoliths to his desire to foster a greater sense of social and personal responsibility – and Schumacher's thinking." – The Observer

Labour has left the NHS with a £60BILLION debt after building 103 hospitals on the never-never The Sunday TelegraphNews of the World (£)

Miliband's jokes about Clegg to 'Labour Gay Night' dinner

"The Labour leader’s speech was full of uncharacteristic jokes. ‘I hope you’ve all got your “Never kissed a Tory” T-shirt,’ he said. ‘There’s a sequel coming out, it’s called “Never had a Cleggover”. Nick Clegg said he’d slept with no more than 30 women. We’ve now got a problem with this T-shirt because he’s screwing the whole country.’" – Mail on Sunday

The seven months pregnant woman told to give up her British Airways seat… just so Gordon Brown could fly Club ClassMail on Sunday

And finally… Samantha Cameron plans to hold street party in Downing Street for Royal Wedding

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"Samantha Cameron has embraced the spirit of the royal wedding by applying for a licence to throw a street party in Downing Street. It raises the prospect of the nation’s most famous street being decked out in bunting and lined with trestle tables like thousands of roads up and down the country. Downing Street has refused to disclose who may be invited but it is thought that No 10 staff and their families will attend." – The Sunday Times (£)