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Saturday 6th January 2007

Late Seats and Candidates update: Philippa Stroud selected for Sutton & Cheam

Zookeeping_1 4pm LabourDoNotDo update:
'We don't know how many prisoners are on the run'

BLOGS

ToryDiary discussion point: "Europe may be important but it's probably best not to campaign about it much"

YourPlatform: Ken Worthy asks how we can ignore the EU

HEALTH-FRIENDLY WELSH TORIES TO MULTIPLY FUNDING FOR HOSPICES

Hospicehands_1 "The Welsh Tories underlined their determination to put the NHS at the heart of the Assembly election campaign yesterday with a pledge to increase funding for hospices from £2m a year to £12m. The party insists that its Welsh wing has always been happier to focus on health than other Tory branches, but David Cameron's decision to take on Labour over public services has given the Welsh Tories a timely boost." - Western Mail

LIVINGSTONE: MAKING LEFTISM LOOK BAD

"And I realised: my God, I'm a raving Right-wing lunatic. I am – as my colleague Simon Heffer proudly described himself to me – a hyena of the fascist Right. I'm not even sure, any more, that the country would have been dramatically improved had Tony Benn ended up in Downing Street. I'm still not wild about Pinochet, Henry Kissinger, and knighthoods for "services to industry", but doubtless I'll be talked round." - Sam Leith in The Telegraph

"WHAT HAS CAMERON GOT AGAINST TORY VOTERS?"

"If he is so keen on social mobility, why won't he support one of the greatest engines of it we have ever seen, namely grammar schools? Why won't he encourage greater aspiration and affluence by demanding the tax cuts that stimulate enterprise?" - Simon Heffer in The Telegraph

THE TODAY PROGRAMME

"Moral and ethical decisions are meat and drink to Today's maddeningly adversarial style. Take a completely insoluble problem, order up two experts with unyielding views at opposite ends of the spectrum and make them shout at each other. If either shows any sign of softening their position, "move the discussion on" by asking another question to which you know they have a diametrically opposed response. Hunting with dogs, Ashley's Treatment, human eggs and rabbit embryos – bark, shout, disagree." - Vicki Woods in The Telegraph

Ban_ki_moon SECRETARY GENERAL BAN KI MOON

"He has given little away, but his priority seems to be modernising the United Nations’ hidebound staff structures. The UN, he says, should be judged “not on what we promise but how well we deliver”. This emphasis is courageous." - Times leader

OTHER LINKS

UKIP donor accused of hypocrisy for hiring Poles - Guardian

TaxPayers'Alliance's Annual Report

"Spy can reveal that the Chancellor has shown more than a glimpse of his human side in a wide-ranging interview, to be published in the March edition of GQ." - Telegraph Spy

Investigation into BAE fraud over South African arms deal - Guardian

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