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CHUKA

Guido’s Sun on Sunday column is free to read this morning, not behind a paywall, over on SunNation. Find out what’s really happening with Chuka, as allies urge him to ‘do a Boris’. And don’t miss out on:

EDS

  • “Sacked in the morning, you’re getting sacked in the morning” Inside the Tory celebrations

PRITI

  • The PM reshuffles his team tomorrow: one to watch is Priti Patel

EVANS

  • Suzanne Evans speaks to Guido about whether she wants to be the Sturgeon of the South
  • Why Thursday night wasn’t the first time Craig Mackinlay closed down Farage’s future
  • UKIP set for noisy campaign to address politing weightings in the second chamber. Arise, Lord Farage?
  • LibDems’ waste of Clegg-work
  • Happy Europe Day for David Cameron’s new Conservative majority government

Read today’s column for free, here

Seumas Milne: Putin Good, Tories Bad

The Guardian’s Kremlin-apologising in house former Stalinist, Seumas Milne, has outdone himself.

The same Shameless Bilge who says we shouldn’t “demonise” Putin is accusing a British political party of an “anti-democratic coup”. Irony is dead…

‘How to Vote’ Labour Says BBC Website

Media Guido has tracked the absurd bias of the BBC’s election hub throughout the campaign, but their pièce de résistance today is a belter.

On their how to vote guide, the graphic clearly has the pencil poised over the Labour box, ready to send the country back to the seventies:

Nothing to do with Labour’s hints that they will increase the telly tax…

24 Hours Until Dan Hodges Streaks Naked Down Whitehall

Guido suggests the Red Lion as a suitable viewing spot…

Good Morning It’s Polling Day

Via Nick Sutton

Twitter Bitch Fight of the Week: Caitlin Moran v News UK

Times columnist Caitlin Moran is both a #Milifan and a Russell Brand fan. She tweeted gleefully earlier about The Sun:

Caitlin hastily revised her opinion…

… and blamed it all on her daytime drinking…

George Osborne Skewered By Kay Burley On Deficit Failure

Kay Burley had George Osborne on the spot today on the key policy failure of this government, in a way that other heavyweight interviewers like Evan Davies and Robert Peston failed to achieve. She asked: is the UK deficit higher than Greece’s deficit? Kay challenged him to give a yes or no answer, he kept trying to misdirect her and waffle. When he refused to answer she asserted that the answer was yes. Osborne stuttered and looked badly flummoxed. Then he claimed untruthfully that the Greek deficit is ballooning. It isn’t, the Greek deficit is lower than the UK’s deficit and the IMF forecasts they will be in surplus before the UK.

According to IMF data last year the Greek deficit (-2.4%) was lower than the UK deficit (-5.7%), it will be lower this year at -0.78% versus -4.78% and they are due to be in surplus next year – before the UK. Osborne has failed to meet his own deficit targets because he put off the hard decisions and switched to neo-Keynesianism whilst spinning austerity rhetoric. Lying about Greece doesn’t help his case…

Axelrod: British Press More Powerful Than Fox News

“The thing I’d say to you though about this, these people are less powerful than they used to be,” Ed Miliband told Russell Brand during their enlightening discussion about his critics in the newspapers. Someone should tell the man Labour are paying £300,000 to consult on messaging.

In an interview with Politico today, David Axelrod is asked whether he thinks Britain’s right-wing press is more powerful than Fox News, beamed into 87,058,000 American households. He replies:

“Yeah, I do.”

He goes on to admit he only visited the UK six times while working for Ed. That’s £50,000 a trip…

BBC’s Head in Hands Over Victoria Derbyshire Show

Surely whoever chose this thumbnail for the iPlayer website isn’t having some fun at the Victoria Derbyshire Programme’s expense?

The BBC’s new poundshop Kilroy managed just 39,000 viewers last Thursday, rounded down to zero in the overnight ratings. It […]

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Times Savages Miliband, Endorses Tory-Lib Coalition

“Mr Miliband has failed to hide his fatal indifference to the essential business of creating wealth. He has fought this campaign on initiatives that resonate with those hit hardest by slow earnings growth. In the process he has shamelessly misled

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Standard Backs the Tories

Here is their endorsement in full.

Via @TJ_Politics

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Lucy Powell Claims Everyone ‘Deliberately Misquoting’ Her

Put your spade away, Lucy:

Such as the Guardian’s political editor:

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