The agenda

Written by What's happening on 17 February 2012 in Diary
Everything happening in politics today

What's happening

Today David Cameron meets Nicolas Sarkozy at the Elysee in Paris to discuss the crisis in Syria and UK-France military cooperation

Today Francis Maude announces the government is expected to make £5bn in cash savings this year, much of which is attributed to cutting waste in Whitehall

Today The Welsh Labour Party conference begins in Cardiff

13.00 Fawzia Koofi, one of Afghanistan's first female deputy speakers of parliament and a candidate for the 2014 presidential elections, speaks at Chatham House

19.15 Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee member Adam Posen addresses the Warwick Economics Summit 2012. Other speakers throughout the conference include ResPublica founder Philip Blond and John Hemming MP

What's been said

The mob is still baying for bankers' blood, says David Ruffley MP in the Daily Telegraph

The Queen is a supreme defender of all faiths, argues William Rees-Mogg in The Times

David Cameron's union speech was all style and no substance, says Lesley Riddoch in The Guardian

For true localism, petty interference in local government from the centre must stop, say Phillip Blond and Graham Allen in The Independent

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