Clegg and Cable in talks with Miliband – Media and blog round up: February 11th 2013

11th February, 2013 10:12 am

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Clegg and Cable in talks with Miliband

“In a move that will anger Tory MPs, Mr Cable said senior Lib Dems had discussed long-term policies, including pensions and industrial strategy, with their Labour counterparts. Asked if Mr Clegg and he spoke to Labour’s hierarchy, Mr Cable said: “Well, I think both of us do. I think the public would find this very narrow, tribal way of looking at politics very unhelpful — of course you’ve got to talk to opposition people.”” – The Sun

Osborne holds country summit to try and avoid another Omnishambles

“George Osborne is to hold a Treasury summit at his country retreat tomorrow in an attempt to prevent a repeat of last year’s “omnishambles” Budget. The Chancellor has summoned his Treasury ministers and the most senior civil servants in the department to attend the all-day meeting at his official country residence in Buckinghamshire. The Dorneywood summit will thrash out details of all the main options for next month’s Budget in an attempt to spot potential pitfalls.” – The Independent

Other highlights

  • Reflections on the Green Budget – Jonathan Portes
  • Cameron abandons inheritance tax pledge – Telegraph
  • Downing Street tell Tories to avoid negative campiagning in Eastleigh –Telegraph
  • Iraq remembered, ten years on – Owen Jones
  • Forget Huhne, remember Crewe – Gaby Hinsliff
  • Tory Lord’s Auschwitz “joke” – Mirror
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