Today's Top Ten UK Political Must-Reads
- Today's Top Ten Must-Reads
- 1 UKIP is a threat but a Conservative Party with a clear sense of direction can see it off
Lord Ashcroft, ConservativeHome Platform
The government is having its most difficult month so far, and the voters have noticed. After troubles over party funding, conflicting advice to the public on a potential fuel s...
- 2 The Right-wing agitators out to get David Cameron
Peter Oborne, The Daily Telegraph
The Prime Minister is besieged by Conservative critics oblivious to the man on the street.
- 3 It's no accident that the wheels have come off the Government
Steve Richards, The Independent
- 4 Cameron celebrates a million young tragedies on the dole queue
Brian Reade, Daily Mirror
- 5 This deportation farce goes on and on, as Qatada's righteous lawyers flock to his defence
Michael Burleigh, The Daily Mail
As I predicted yesterday, it is unlikely that Abu Qatada will be facing trial in Jordan any time soon.
- 6 Britain will have a global diplomatic network and the best diplomatic service in the world
William Hague, ConservativeHome Platform
It is not the size of the Foreign Office budget that matters, but what we do with it. Its budget will always be small compared to the expenditure needed to maintain our Armed Forces or the NHS. The real value of the Foreign Office lies in the power of the ideas it develops and the unique connections it forges overseas.
- 7 On fracking and wind we are having the wrong debates
Zoe Williams, The Guardian
Discussion of climate change and the wider public interest has been jettisoned in the rush to lobby against alternatives
- 8 How ironic! The ministers accused of backing torture now want even more secrecy in public life
Stephen Glover, The Daily Mail
The former Labour Cabinet Minister Jack Straw is in a serious pickle. He is accused of knowingly agreeing to the forced transfer or rendition of a Libyan dissident from Bangkok to Libya in 2004 when it was obvious that the man would be tortured by Colonel Gaddafi’s thugs.
- 9 Does tax make us slaves or good citizens?
David Aaronovitch, The Times (£)
Many want the freedom to spend more of their own money. But they still want the police if they are robbed
- 10 The heat is on. We need decisions on energy
John Cridland, The Times (£)
Britain must urgently replace its generating capacity. But ministers are sitting on their hands