The agenda

Written by What's happening on 11 April 2012 in Diary
Everything happening in politics today

What's happening

Today David Cameron leaves Japan and visits Indonesia, where he takes part in a bilateral meeting with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

Today Eric Pickles announces that enterprise zones in England are operational from today

Today William Hague attends a meeting of G8 foreign ministers in Washington DC

Today Acas resolution talks in the petrol hauliers' dispute continue

Today The home affairs select committee publishes a report criticising the UK Border Agency for being unable to 'fulfil its basic functions'

Today Philip Rutnam starts his new role as Department for Transport Permanent Secretary

10.30 Nick Clegg makes a speech on the green economy

18.30 Mayor of London Boris Johnson and fellow candidates Ken Livingstone, Brian Paddick and Jenny Jones take part in the Evening Standard mayoral election debate hosted by Clive Anderson

Evening Chuka Umunna attends the political blog Left Foot Forward's inaugural annual dinner

What's been said

Is David Cameron really a top-class professional prime minister? Anthony King in the Daily Mail has doubts

David Cameron ignores UKIP at his peril - at least two MPs are considering defection, says Tim Montgomerie in The Times (£)

This week’s outrageous claims have revealed just how reactionary and self-serving the teaching unions are, says Andrew Haldenby in the Daily Telegraph

When will British politicians start discussing that other kind of austerity, the one involving cuts to the reckless guzzling of natural resources? Gaby Hinsliff in The Guardian wonders

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