The agenda

Written by What's happening on 16 April 2012 in News
Everything happening in politics today

What's happening

Today The House of Commons, the Scottish Parliament and the Northern Ireland Assembly return from Easter recess

Today Cameron will launch the Conservative’s local election campaign in Derbyshire

11.15 George Galloway poses for photos outside the Houses of Parliament ahead of his swearing in as MP for Bradford West

14.30 Michael Gove takes education questions in the Commons

15.30 The second reading of the Finance Bill takes place in the Commons

15.00 MPs Ed Balls, Edward Timpson, Alun Cairns, Graham Evans, Chris Kelly, Phillip Lee, and Jack Lopresti pose for photos in their running kit ahead of their participation in next Sunday's London Marathon

16.00 Housing minister Grant Shapps gives evidence to the communities and local government select committee

What's been said

Who should take over from Sir Mervyn King as governor of the Bank of England? Ed Conway looks at the runners and riders in the Daily Telegraph

Miliband's suggestion of a donation cap might get framed as a betrayal, but diluting power is all to the good, says John Harris in The Guardian

Postal votes leave many voters open to coercion. The system must be cleaned up, says Mary Ann Sieghart in The Independent

Cameron is in need of political firepower, not the civil servants who populate his policy unit, says Neil O'Brien in the Financial Times

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