What's happening

Today William Hague and Cathy Ashton attend a meeting of ministers from Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam

Today Housing minister Grant Shapps provides an update on ‘Portas Pilots’, highlighting responses to Mary Portas’s proposals for reinvigorating Britain’s high streets

Today Former Labour MP Margaret Moran appears in court in Lewes for a fitness to plead hearing over 15 counts of false accounting related to over £60,000 in fraudulent expense claims

9.30 Crime prevention minister Lord Henley British Bankers' Association annual security conference

14.00 The mother of Stephen Lawrence, Doreen Lawrence and shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna speak at the TUC Black Workers' Conference

What's been said

The Lib Dems 'intuitive Left-wing opposition to supply-side reform' is blocking Britain’s recovery, says Liam Fox in the Daily Telegraph

Labour is on the attack against the culture secretary although the prime minister is the real target, says Simon Hoggart in The Guardian

Don't knock Boris and Ken – they're making democracy work, says Mary Dejevsky in The Independent

The all-powerful press baron is just a myth of a bygone era, says Philip Collins in The Times (£)