The agenda

Written by What's happening on 12 April 2012 in Diary
Everything happening in politics today

What's happening

Today David Cameron visits Malaysia

9.00 Resolution talks continue between members of the Unite union and officials from petrol haulage firms

10.15 UKIP leader Nigel Farage and UKIP Mayoral Candidate Lawrence Webb launch their party's local elections and mayoral campaigns

11.00 The Independent Police Complaints Commission publishes its report into the conduct of then-Assistant Met Commissioner John Yates

13.00 Major General Julian Thompson, who commanded 3 Commando Brigade which carried out the initial landings in the Falklands War, speaks at RUSI

17.00 Deputy mayor Kit Malthouse, Green Party candidate Jenny Jones and Lib Dem candidate take part in a London mayoral hustings hosted by the End Violence Against Women Coalition

18.00 Boris Johnson, Ken Livingstone, Brian Paddick and Jenny Jones attend a debate held by Operation Black Vote

What's been said

The snoopers’ charter breaches the coalition deal, says Paddy Ashdown in The Times (£)

Torture casts a ghastly shadow over our country’s reputation, says Peter Oborne in the Daily Telegraph

Osborne cap on tax relief for charitable donations makes a nonsense of the big society, says a Daily Mail editorial

Gesture politics is thriving, yet we always return to the big parties, writes Martin Kettle in The Guardian

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