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Woodhouse Pick of the Papers 16th March-23rd March

1. Debate format finally agreed  The following format has been agreed 26th March (6 weeks before election) : Live Q and A between Ed Miliband and David Cameron on Channel 5 and Sky News presented by Jeremy Paxman and Kay Burley 2nd April (5 weeks before election)- Main 7 Party leaders (Labour, Liberal Democrat, Conservative, UKIP, Green, SNP, and Plaid Cymru) all debate on ITV, moderated by Julie Etchingham 16th April (3 weeks before election)- Five opposition party leaders (Labour, UKIP, Green, SNP and Plaid Cymru) all debate on the BBC, moderated by David Dimbleby 30th April (1 week before election)- BBC Question Time programme with David Cameron, Ed Milliband and Nick Clegg Farage is unhappy with the media surrendering to the demands of Cameron, and that his only means of challenging Cameron is with 5 other party leaders present. Clegg is unhappy he has been shunned from 2 of the main debates. Galloway, the DUP and Sin Fein are unhappy THEY are not being invited to any of the debates. But everyone will FINALLY …

Woodhouse weekly pick of the papers 23/02/15- 01/03/15

1. Ed Miliband to cut fees and tax pensioners Ed Miliband has set out a £2.7bn plan to slash tuition fees in England from £9,000 to £6,000 a year and increase maintenance support for students by £200m, funded by higher interest rates for wealthier students repaying their fees. Learning from the Liberal Democrats Ed Miliband seems to have reneged on his promise to abolish fees, but lowering them will certainly be popular among young people. The maintenance grant will be lifted from £3,400 to £3,800 a year for students for families who pay basic rates of income tax and will help about half of all students. The interest rate on loan repayments for the highest earning graduates will rise from 3% to 4% to pay for it. The reduction in the cap on tuition fees from £9,000 to £6,000, to be introduced from September 2016, (so this will hypothetically benefit students currently in Year 12) will help 1 million full-time students. The faster-than-expected pace of the changes will mean current first-year students will not pay …

Woodhouse Weekly News Roundup Sunday 22 February 2015

1. Former member of the Labour National Executive Committee Harriet Yeo joins UKIP. A former chair of Labours’ National Executive Committee has left the party in order to support UKIP in the coming general election, Nigel Farage has announced.ember for eight years and chair in 2012/13. She will sit the remainder of her term as a councilor as an independent, after being deselected as a candidate for the 2015 local elections.

Woodhouse Weekly Pick of the Papers – 14/12/14

By Theo Cox-Dodgson 1. Jim Murphy announced as leader of the Labour Party in Scotland  (Unit 1- Parties) Jim Murphy has been elected as the Leader of the Scottish Labour Party, defeating Neil Findlay and Sarah Boyack with 55.8% of the vote. The Scottish MP for East Renfrewshire and former Secretary of State for Scotland stated confidently that the leadership election was a “good advert” for the party. The Labour Party haven’t been in power in the Scottish Parliament since 2007, and they face an unprecedented threat from the SNP, now lead by Nichola Sturgeon. Jim Murphy’s predecessor Johann Lamont resigned after accusing the Labour Party of treating the Scottish Labour Party like a “branch office” of the party overall, a feeling echoed by many grass-roots activists regretting voting NO in September.  How Jim Murphy can face all of these challenges only time will tell. 2.UKIP members, including Nigel Farage, asked aged Enoch Powell for support  (Unit 1- Parties) Documents unearthed by the Telegraph have revealed the full extent of communication between UKIP activists and …

Woodhouse Weekly Pick of the Papers: 30 November 2014

By Theo Cox-Dodgson 1. Theresa Mays announces new anti-terror bill (Civil Liberties/Parties) Theresa May introduced new security measures to the Commons on Wednesday with the aim of combating “extremist ideology”.  Provisions of the bill include an obligation for schools, prisons and councils to draw up policies dealing with radicalism and an obligation on the part of internet service providers to retain users information so it can be handed over to the Home office on request. The bill would also contain provisions preventing British people fighting for ISIS from returning to the UK. The Home Secretary described the measures of the bill as “considered and targeted”. There are concerns however that forcing Internet service providers to hand over user information to the government would violate user’s privacy, and some campaigners such as Big Brother watch have called into question whether this is even possible or not.   http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/islamic-state/11254950/Counter-terrorism-Bill-What-it-contains.html    2. Censure motion against Jean-Claude Juncker fails (EU) Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, has survived a motion aiming at censuring him over his role in …

Woodhouse Weekly Pick of the Papers: 23 November 2014

1. Mark Reckless wins by-election for UKIP (unit 1 Parties) The much anticipated by-election has resulted in a victory for UKIP’s Mark Reckless, winning over the Conservative candidate by 2920 votes. In his victory speech, Mark Reckless said “The radical tradition that has stood and spoken for the working class has found a new home in Ukip.” He went on to remind UKIP activists that as Rochester and Strood had been declared UKIP’s 271st most winnable seat “if UKIP can win here, we can win across the country”. Ladbrokes have opened up odds for which Tory MP to defect next- with Philip Hollobone at 2/1. However all is not good news for UKIP,  the margin of victory was tighter than expected, Reckless only winning by 42.1% of the vote on a turnout of just 50%. The Conservatives were only slightly behind on 34.8%. This has led David Cameron to state confidently “I am absolutely determined to win this seat back at the next general election”. So UKIP’s position in Westminster is not secure yet. 2. Emily …

Woodhouse Weekly Pick of the Papers: 8th-15th September 2014

Fracking is a toxic issue for Conservative party grassroots Source: The Guardian As Topic: Elections A2 Politics: Environment Fracking has the ability to give the UK another supply for energy, which has the potential to drive down energy prices for the economy. However, this has caused great controversy in safe Tory seats, with constituents pledging to run anti-fracking campaigns and research from Greenpeace and the Guardian has shown that 120 safe seats have protest groups in them. On top of this, 31 of the 40 key marginal seats identified by the party have these protest groups. This bodes ill for the Conservative party, who have deviated from green policy.   The TTIP hands British sovereignty to multinationals Source: The Guardian A2 Topic: Economic Policy The TTIP is a treaty between the EU and the USA, being marketed by its champions as a economic stimulus package for ailing Europe, providing up to £100bn in extra growth. It is presented as a free trade agreement, but existing tariffs on either side of the Atlantic are already weak …

Woodhouse’ Weekly Pick of the Papers: 1st-8th September 2014

Pick of the Papers Examples to use for A-level Government and Politics exams. Click the links for articles and for more information. General Election 2015: Housing and childcare  to be Lib Dems’ manifesto keystones. Source: The Independent A2 Topic: Welfare AS Topic: Elections Summary: Nick Clegg has launched 300 new policies in the pre-draft of his manifesto before the Glasgow conference which takes place in october. and it has emerged that Housing and childcare are the main priorities that the Lib Dems will prioritise if there is another hung parliament. Promising to build 300,000 homes a year and £2.8bn a year in expansion it is a key part of the Lib Dems’ dream to ” to help all families with childcare support and nursery education right the way through from the end of parental leave to the start of school.” The Tories to them “are more bothered about helping only some couples through a married couples’ tax break.”   Scottish Independence: George Osborne offers Scotland fresh powers, but says no to sharing the pound. Source: The …

Woodhouse Weekly Pick of the Papers: 3rd March-9th March 2014

The Pick of the Papers (03/03/2014-09/03/2014) Woodhouse’ weekly pick of the papers is devoted to keeping A level politics students up to date with the political news and on track with the Unit 1 and Unit 2 syllabus. 1. Nick Clegg calls Ukip a ‘party of bile’ Source: The Telegraph Politics Topic: Party Policies and Ideas Summary: The leader of the Liberal Democrats will attack Ukip in his party spring conference, stating that they are a party of ‘bile and anger’ while he makes a case for Britain to stay in the EU. Making the Lib Dems look like the ‘cure’ to the Ukip party, the Deputy Prime Minister will claim that his party offers messages of hope rather than fear and will attempt to frame the European elections as a fight between the Lib Dems and Ukip.   2. Assisted suicide moves closer as Government allows free vote Source: The Telegraph Politics Topic: Parliament Summary: The bill which will allow doctors to help terminally ill patients to die is going to have a free vote, which has …

Woodhouse Weekly Pick of the Papers: 24th Feb-2nd March

The Pick of the Papers (24/2/2014-2/3/2014) Woodhouse’ weekly pick of the papers is devoted to keeping A level politics students up to date with the political news and on track with the Unit 1 and Unit 2 syllabus. 1. MPs summon security services watchdog over Snowden leaks Source: The Guardian Politics Topic: Parliament Summary: Sir Mark Waller, the intelligence service commissioner has repeatedly refused to appear before the Home Affairs committee over Edward Snowden leaks and other counter-terrorism issues, which has lead them to summon him in front of MPs. This is a rare move which the parliamentary committee has the power to send for people and papers. Keith Vaz said that he was ‘disappointed’ by his refusal to their invitations and said that this summons is the first of this parliament.   2. Tony Blair backs Ed Miliband’s internal Labour reforms Source: The Independent Politics Topic: Party Policies and Ideas Summary: Miliband has received a morale boost as the former Labour leader has backed his reforms which will allow people to register as ‘registered supporters’ who at …

Woodhouse Weekly Pick of the Papers: 17th-23rd February

Pick of the Papers 17/2/14 – 23/2/2014 Woodhouse’ weekly pick of the papers is devoted to keeping A level politics students up to date with the political news and on track with the Unit 1 and Unit 2 syllabus. 1. Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg back John Bercow’s plan to reform PMQs -but Conservative back benchers resist. Source: The Independent Politics Topic: Parliament Summary: The Speaker of the house is back by the Opposition Leader as well as the Deputy Prime Minister to reform the way PMQs are held and not to have degrade into ‘yobbery and public school twitchness’. However, some Conservative backbenchers feel that reform is not needed, pointing out that Bercow is just ‘whining’ and has a ‘biased approach’ towards PMQs and this didn’t happen under the last Speaker of the House, Baroness Boothroyd.   2. Nigel Farage accepts Nick Clegg’s challenge to debate Britain’s EU membership.   Source: The Guardian Politics Topic: Party Policies and Ideas Summary: Nigel Farage has accepted Nick Clegg’s challenge to debate whether Britain should stay or leave …

Woodhouse Weekly Pick of the Papers: 3rd-9th February 2015

Pick of the Papers (3/2/2014-9/2/2014) 1. Government launches new initiative to win hundreds of thousands of ‘missing’ young voters. Source: The Independent Politics Topic: Democracy and Participation Summary: A £4.2 million drive by the government is being set out to register hundreds of thousands of young voters who have not been added to the electoral register. It follows a survey that one in 4 young people are not a part of the electoral register, which could be an excess of 800,000 youth across the United Kingdom. 2. MPs should lose the right to vote on war, says former Middle East minister. Source: The Guardian Politics Topic: Parliament Summary: The government’s ability to call for war is now ‘in a mess’ and that if the government have to convince half of parliament plus one  before deciding on what to do on tricky foreign policy, how will it be able to cope with dealing with allies or prepare regional strategic defences, states Alistar Burt, former Middle East minister.   3. Party political system is in chronic decline, …

Woodhouse Weekly Pick of the Papers: 20th-26th January 2014

Pick of the Papers (20/1/2014-26/1/2014) 1. Talented MPs are turning their backs on Westminster Source: The Telegraph Politics Topic: Parliament Summary: After another Conservative MP has announced that she will step down in the 2015 general election, it raises the question why are MPs leaving Parliament. One explanation of this is that while Parliament may look grand on the outside, on the inside it is so dysfunctional that continuing as an MP seems like a real waste of time. 2. Labour toughens fiscal policy with promise to reduce national debt Source: The Independent Politics Topic: Party Policies and Ideas Summary: Trying to get back economic policy credibility is a tough job for the shadow Chancellor Ed Balls who has announced that Labour will still make cuts to the budget so per year they will have a surplus budget, which is seen as a toughening of fiscal policy for Labour.   3. Peers put Cameron under pressure to ‘heed the call’ and take in refugees. Source: The Independent Politics Topic: Party Policies and Ideas Summary: Members …

Woodhouse Weekly Pick of the Papers: 13th-19th January 2014

Pick of the Papers (13/01/2014 – 19/01/2014) Woodhouse’ weekly pick of the papers is devoted to keeping A level politics students up to date with the political news and on track with the Unit 1 and Unit 2 syllabus. 1. UKIP tops Independent on Sunday Poll as the nation’s favourite party Source: The Independent Politics Topic: Party Policies and Ideas Summary: A shock to the Conservatives and the Labour Party as UKIP is seen as the nation’s favourite party. This will underline concerns that UKIP could come first in May’s European election and this could be potentially deny either the Labour Party or the Conservatives an outright majority in the 2015 general election.   2. Why the sudden Tory U-Turn on the minimum wage? Fear of Miliband Source: The Guardian Politics Topic: Party Policies and Ideas Summary: The Chancellor of the Exchequer reflects his party’s worry of Miliband and they are worried that Miliband is turning voters against them and onto things that matter. This is enough to stop a man who is wedded to his …

Woodhouse Weekly Pick of the Papers: 5th-12th January 2014

Woodhouse Pick of the Papers (5/01/2014 – 12/01/2014) Woodhouse’ weekly pick of the papers is devoted to keeping A level politics students up to date with the political news and on track with the Unit 1 and Unit 2 syllabus. 1.  Political Parties must be reformed: they are the best ways of delivering democracy. source: The Guardian Politics Topic: (Democracy and Participation) Summary: Voters are engaged with issues that affect them and do want to get involved, but they are turned off by how politics is implemented in Parliament as well as the adversarial parliamentary style in the House of Lords. All of this has to change, writes the Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umuna. 2. Miliband’s enemies’ don’t know what to make of him- the trouble is, neither his friends. Source: The New Statesman Politics topic: Party, Policies and Ideas Summary: Miliband has split the Conservative opinion on him, whether he is dangerous to them or just outright ridiculous. Optimists write him off while pessimists respects him. But his own cabinet don’t know what goes through his …

Woodhouse Weekly Pick of the Papers: 25th November-1st December 2013

Pick Of The Papers (25/11/13-1/12/13) Woodhouse’ weekly pick of the papers is devoted to keeping A level politics students up to date with the political news and on track with the Unit 1 and Unit 2 syllabus. 1. Powerful swing voters say Labour lacks vision – and that the Tories are still nasty. Source: The Independent Politics Topic: Parties Policies and Ideas Summary: Voters in four key marginals were asked about the two main parties – neither came out well. Voters believe that Miliband lacks vision to become a future prime minister as his policy of an “energy freeze” is nothing more than a “sweetener” as well as the Conservatives due swing voters believing that they “favour the rich” and are associated with “cuts”. ALevelPolitics Help: Labour leading in YouGov poll but Cameron claims Miliband’s policies are “weak”   2. George Osborne: Boris Johnson is wrong to say low IQs were to blame for people who struggle to get on Source: The Telegraph Party Politics Topic: Policies and Ideas Summary: Chancellor says he does ‘not agree’ …

Woodhouse Weekly Pick of the Papers: 18th-24th November 2013

Pick Of The Papers (18/11/13-24/11/13)  Woodhouse’ weekly pick of the papers is devoted to keeping A level politics students up to date with the political news and on track with the Unit 1 and Unit 2 syllabus. 1. Tories are in the gutter, says Ed Miliband Source: The Independent Politics Topic: Elections Summary: Labour fears dirtiest Conservative campaign in 20 years, as Attorney General withdraws attack on Pakistani community. Miliband accuses Cameron of using ‘smear and character assassination’ to get the Tories back into Parliament as their main election strategy.   2. The cracks are starting to show between the Prime Minister and Chancellor Source: The Telegraph Politics Topic: Party Policies and Ideas Summary: Far from ‘seeing eye to eye’, David Cameron and George Osborne are cut from different political cloth. Cameron is, at heart, a country Tory. Osborne is an urbanite, fond of the city’s networking opportunities, soirées and upmarket burger bars.   3. UKIP is ‘unpatriotic and betraying Britain’, Nick Clegg says Source: The Telegraph Politics Topic: Party Policies and Ideas Summary: Nick …

Woodhouse Weekly Pick of the Papers (11/11/13 – 17/11/13)

Pick of The Papers (11.11.13-17.11.13)  Woodhouse’ weekly pick of the papers is devoted to keeping A level politics students up to date with the political news and on track with the Unit 1 and Unit 2 syllabus. 1. Labour Six Points ahead in new poll Source: The Independent Politics Topic: Unit 1 Elections, Parties and Democracy/ Unit 2 PM and Cabinet Summary: In a new poll Labour are ahead of the Tories by six clear points, yet 53% of voters cannot imagine Labour Leader Miliband as Prime Minister. Trust in Ed Balls and Miliband is at its lowest despite pledge of 20 month freeze in energy bills. Although, the Conservatives have fallen by three points 27% of voters trust Cameron and Osbourne to “make the right decisions about the economy” and 44 per cent say they “expect the UK economy will improve next year”. ALevelPolitics Help: Click for the Shadow Cabinet role in Government OR Info on Cameron’s Labour “20 month Freeze” panic   2. David Cameron orders inquiry into trade union tactics Source: The Guardian Politics …

Woodhouse Weekly Pick of the Papers (4/11/13-10/11/13)

Pick of the Papers (4/11/13-10/11/13) Woodhouse’ weekly pick of the papers is devoted to keeping A level politics students up to date with the political news and on track with the Unit 1 and Unit 2 syllabus. 1.  Ed Miliband’s momentum confronts Cameron with a sharp dilemma Source: The Guardian Politics topic: Elections Summary: Labour is frustrated by Conservative stalling over agreeing to the general election TV debates between the leaders, Miliband has a “boost in ratings” and “most people, including Mr Miliband, mainly attribute this to the impact of his pledge to freeze energy bills”. 80% of voters “favour the energy price freeze but only half as many think he could actually deliver it”. ALevelPolitics help: Read the energy bill crisis article on Cameron’s dilemma 2.  Ignore Russell Brand: Vote and make MPs notice you, says think tank Source: The Independent Politics topic: Democracy and Participation Summary: Parties will change their economic decisions and policies to people who actually vote, not people who do not vote. Turnout has fallen among the young and the least affluent and “The cuts …

Pick of the Papers, Sunday 16th September

1) Welfare bill won’t work, key advisers tell Iain Duncan Smith (The Guardian) (Welfare) Committee condemns ‘unfair’ plans for part-time workers amid growing controversy over universal credit 2) Michael Gove to replace GCSEs with O-level style qualifications (The Guardian) (Education) Education secretary’s major reform of the examination system for school-leavers scheduled for introduction in September 2015 3) Davey takes on Osborne over wind farms (The Independent) (Environment) Lib Dem Secretary of State launches green initiative, while Chancellor pushes on fossil fuels 4) UK’s economic recovery has begun, says Sir John Major (The Independent) (Economy) Speaking on the 20th anniversary of Black Wednesday, which marked Britain’s dramatic exit from the exchange rate mechanism, Sir John said the UK’s economic recovery was under way, despite gloom surrounding the eurozone crisis. 5) We must reform our justice system (Telegraph) (Judiciary and Civil Liberties) Grayling, the new Justice Secretary, needs to modernise the system to diminish delay, increase efficiency, and make sure that the process is not intimidating for witnesses 6) Lib Dem president: Labour? Why not Labour? We …

Pick of the papers, Sunday 9th September

1. The prime minister’s masterclass in how not to conduct a reshuffle (Observer) (PM&Cabinet) David Cameron failed most of the 10 tests on whether recasting a government has any serious point, says Andrew Rawnsley 2. Whitehall dares to whisper: we’re out of recession (Mail on Sunday) (Economy) A look at some key economic policies that are soon to emerge 3. Owen Paterson has a fight on his hands (Telegraph) (Environment kind of but mainly Europe) The ‘unknown Cabinet minister’ is uniquely qualified to lead Defra, says Christopher Booker looking at the Common Fisheries Policy and EU law 4. Draghi ‘rescue’ might deepen pain for recission-hit south (Observer) (Europe) The ECB chief has been extraordinarily bold, but he has no lever to pull that will help bridge the rift between the ‘core’ northern economies and their neighbours 5. Cameron in battle to regain trust of women (Independent) (Parliament) Following his unfulfilled pledge to have women occupy 1/3 of the cabinet , the Independent look at his reputation now with women voters 6. John Gummer warns: don’t dump green agenda (Observer) (Environment) Incoming …

Pick of the papers, Sunday 2nd September

1. UK economy is healing, says Chancellor George Osborne – Telegraph – Economy George Osborne believes the UK economy is ‘healing’ but warned that more must be done to ensure a return to growth 2.Cameron roars back: I’m no mouse as he launches battle plan to revive ailing economy – The Mail on Sunday  An interview with the man himself also some really good policy overview in the blue boxes 3. Reshuffles and Rodents – Independent on Sunday – Parties and PM & Cabinet David Cameron’s reshuffle plans have been torn asunder by the ominous rumblings inside both coalition parties. Jane Merrick and Matt Chorley analyse the priorities the PM and his deputy must juggle to survive 4. GCSE exams not ‘fit for purpose’, admits Michael Gove – The Independent – Education Education Secretary pledges to reform the current ‘discredited model’ after outcry over English grade changes 5. Bank of England tipped to hold back from sanctioning further quantitative easing – The Independent – Economy Seeing as Osborne is relying on the BoE to keep him afloat, this is a good article 6. George Osborne plans …

Elections Pick of the Papers

1. Labour (and Ed Miliband) are no longer doomed – Independent The Labour Party is in real contention as an alternative to the coalition at the next election 2. Bruised and battered, Clegg will struggle to sell Coalition relaunch – Independent A look at how the election and recent events in the Coalition shape the future of the two parties 3. This is the moment to revive the Conservative and Liberal Democrats Coalition, not to break it apart – Telegraph An argument that the Coalition still remain the best option but an improved version is required 4. Local governance: mayor culpa – Guardian Cameron’s promise of maverick mayors all round might have been expected to resonate, but his cry for a ‘Boris for every town’ fell flat 5. The real reasons Boris won and Ken lost – New Statesman Both sides have drawn the wrong lessons from the result 6. How a once great party has become utterly pointless – Daily Mail When trying to translate local opportunism into a national strategy, the Lib Dems came unstuck, writes …

Pick of the Papers, Sunday 29th April

1. Get back to the Commons and tell us: Who do you really serve, Mr Cameron? – Mail on Sunday – Parties This government is not serving the hard- working people of this country, but bending over backwards for the rich and powerful, writes Labour leader Ed Miliband. 2. Government in crisis: The 39 steps to metashambles – Independent – Parties Really good overview of the terrible month the Tories have had… 3. We are rid of Murdoch and that is worth celebrating – Observer – Democracy Rupert Murdoch did not do it all by himself, says Henry Porter. Leading figures from many walks of life have enabled his dark side. 4. If Hunt misled the House, it’s all over for him – Independent on Sunday – PM and Cabinet (Individual Ministerial Responsibility) John Rentoul asks: what does it take for a minister to resign? 5. Our magistrates’ courts are being decimated by cuts – New Statesman – Judiciary (not really a paper but go with it) “There is a horrible irony about a justice system that is supposed to make us safer leaving us …

Woodhouse pick of the papers, Sunday 22nd April

1. The cool Mrs Theresa May is acting like a hothead – Sunday Telegraph  – Civil Liberties and Judiciary Peter Oborne writes that Theresa May has not displayed “the cool, calm deliberation one would expect from a Home Secretary” 2. The midterm elections are now crucial thanks to omnishambles – Observer – Parties The outcome of these contests will make a huge difference to the morale and momentum of the rival parties, writes Andrew Rawnsley 3. Abolishing the Lords would be political vandalism – Observer – Constitution, Parliament, Parties (most topics really) Nadhim Zahawi argues that an elected Lords would fatally injure the Commons, whilst on the other hand… 4. …Upper house: the case for Lords reform is undeniable – Observer – same as above The flip side to the above article, arguing for Lords reform 5. Tory revolt over Lords reform spreads to cabinet – Observer – PM and Cabinet, Parties, Constitution  As  5 ministers join revolt against Lords reform, party fears proposals for a largely elected second chamber could destroy the coalition 6. We’re British, which means Abu Qatada should stay – Independent on Sunday …

Woodhouse pick of the papers, Sunday 15th April

1. Cunning Osborne sets a tax trap – Independent – Democracy The Prime Minister and Chancellor manage to mention Mr Livingstone’s taxing problem every time they talk about disclosing minister’s tax details. Strange that. 2.  Some secrets must be kept – and no one needs to apologise for that – Telegraph – Civil Liberties and Constitution “Human rights” are undermining the whole concept of national security, writes Charles Moore. 3. Doctors turn on No 10 over failure to curb obesity surge – The Observer – Pressure Groups Major food and drinks firms fuel crisis with irresponsible marketing, claims doctors, who call for ban on fast food sponsorship deals 4. Judges signal distaste for Theresa May’s human rights reform – Telegraph – Civil Liberties and Judicary Judges have fired a warning shot against Theresa Mays plan to stop  foreign criminals abusing human rights law 5. MPs and peers oppose Nick  Clegg on Lords Reform – Telegraph – Constitution and Parliament Nick Clegg’s plans to reform the House of Lords will next week be thrown into turmoil by a report drawn up by …