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Senior News Writer — Guardian
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Senior news writer at The Guardian.

Voters split over David Cameron's decision to rule out third term — Britain is split down the middle on David Cameron's decision to signal that he will not seek a third term as prime minister, according to a Guardian/ICM survey that finds 38% of respondents saying the PM was right to impose a term limit on himself and 38% saying he had got it wrong.

Q&A with Tory election chief Lynton Crosby cancelled at last minute — A rare public appearance by the Conservative election chief, Lynton Crosby, has been cancelled at the last minute after a difficult few days for the party's campaign. The Australian chief political strategist had been due to take audience questions at a breakfast event at Ronnie Scott's jazz club in Soho, organised by the Telegraph for the Advertising Week Europe conference.

The charm of Chadlington: home of country-boy Cameron — As the eiderdown clouds skittered across an Oxfordshire sky of blue wash, a horse leaned over its Cotswold stone wall for a pat, and the chatter of birdsong was drowned out only by the occasional passing 4x4, it was hard to disagree with Jill Hill as she walked her young daughter home from school close to David Cameron's constituency residence on Tuesday.

Boris Johnson on David Cameron's decision not to serve third term - video — Speaking on Tuesday on his weekly radio phone-in programme on LBC, Boris Johnson gives his reaction to David Cameron's comments ruling out a third term as prime minister. The mayor of London says Cameron does not want to 'go on and on' like Margaret Thatcher.

David Cameron talks breasts, thighs - and third terms — It takes James Landale a while, of course, to coax the really important revelation out of David Cameron during his cosy BBC interview, but after some amiable small talk about electioneering and his aspiration or otherwise to serve a third term (otherwise), the PR prime minister finally drops his bombshell.

Robert Peston: ‘People said I looked tense, but it had nothing to do with the financial crisis’ — A year or so ago, Robert Peston got a new job, and immediately felt rather unwell. After 30 years as an influential business and political reporter in Fleet Street, and eight as the BBC's business editor, reporting on the biggest financial story in half a century and breaking scoops so significant that he was at times accused of singlehandedly shifting the markets, he moved to become the broadcaster's economics editor, and to a suddenly, shockingly, quieter life.

UK minister asks foreign governments to clarify rights of gay people — The government has written to the authorities in more than 70 countries and foreign jurisdictions in an attempt to clarify the rights of gay people who are working or travelling abroad.

Oat cuisine: UK's first pop-up porridge cafe opens for business — For lunch, Ellie Bamber had treated herself to an arborio rice porridge of slow-cooked beef ragu, feta and basil, which she followed with buckwheat porridge topped with passion fruit, coconut and agave nectar. Dessert, she concluded, wasn't quite as good as the main, "but only because the beef was fantastic".

Their leader takes a giant tumble, but the Greens keep marching on — Tuesday, according to Green party leader Natalie Bennett, was an "absolutely excruciating" day for her. Bennett, leader of the Greens since 2012, was launching the party's election campaign and had scheduled a full day of media interviews. But by 10am the wheels had spectacularly fallen off the Greens' campaign.

Litvinenko inquiry hears alleged killer may have been coached by FSB — A businessman who worked with Andrei Lugovoi, one of the alleged killers of Alexander Litvinenko, told British police he believed his colleague was being coached by the Russian security services in the weeks after the murder, the high court has heard.
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Mar 26, 2015

RT @AlbertoNardelli: @janemartinson Difficulty is weight of pre-existing bias (Cam was miles ahead). So fact it's close, and those numbers, good for Mili..

Mar 26, 2015

RT @AlbertoNardelli: ICM poll: among those who might change their mind after #BattleForNumber10: 56% for Labour 30% for Tories…

Mar 26, 2015

RT @MarinaHyde: Went to one of the spin rooms in 2010. A definite two-bath event.

Mar 26, 2015

RT @Robert_Booth: After verdict on Charles' letters, my analysis: activist king or an apolitical one? Now we and Charles, must decide…

Mar 26, 2015

RT @oflynnmep: Tories contrive to get "Cameron humiliated" headline in No1 Tory supporting paper on eve of campaign. Nice work chaps…

Mar 26, 2015

RT @MichaelLCrick: Jeremy Paxman accuses me of "trading down" in move from BBC2 to C4. Anyone know what Paxo is doing this evening? Full doorstep on #C4News

Mar 26, 2015

RT @mwolferobinson: Intriguing last paragraph of this story by @IanCobain on the secret terror trial

Mar 26, 2015

Supreme Ct Charles ruling comes after 10 yr battle by quietly brilliant @robevansgdn. Full judgement here…

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