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  1. EU referendum campaigning latest

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  1. Round-up of Friday's headlines

    Here's a recap of the main headlines so far this Friday.

    • Iain Duncan Smith says the "spin and smear" tactics being used by the campaign to stay in the EU risk long-term damage to the government.
    • Only the Tories can challenge the SNP and prevent Scotland becoming a "one party state", David Cameron says.
    • An inquest into the death of a young Conservative activist will not look at allegations of bullying in the party, a coroner rules.
    • Wales is "crying out for new leadership" after 17 years of Labour rule, Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood says.
    • The Home Office is told by MPs to get a grip on a scheme to secure the UK's borders, which is set to be at least eight years late and cost £1bn.  

    Referendum campaigning is set to continue apace over the weekend, with a major Grassroots Out rally in Northern Ireland. There is also plenty to look forward to on the weekend talk shows, with Boris Johnson and Germany's finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble among Andrew Marr's Mothering Sunday guests. 

  2. Plaid puts forward 'ambitious' election pledges

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    Video caption: Plaid Cymru says its election manifesto pledges will be independently verified.
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    Video caption: Plaid Cymru says its election manifesto pledges will be independently verified.
  4. Harman responds to Corbyn prostitution comments

    Comments that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn reportedly made about prostitution are causing a bit of a stir. The Labour leader reportedly told students at Goldsmith's University on Thursday that he was personally in favour of decriminalising sex work. This is how the Guardian is reporting what he said. 

    Quote Message: I am in favour of decriminalising the sex industry. I don’t want people to be criminalised. I want to be [in] a society where we don’t automatically criminalise people. Let’s do things a bit differently and in a bit more civilised way."

    Harriet Harman, Mr Corbyn's predecessor as Labour leader, and other Labour MPs have now responded. Ms Harman has championed a campaign to criminalise those who pay for sex and seems none too pleased about what her party leader has been saying. 

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    Video caption: Helen Lewis talks claims of Project Fear as she reviewed the week in Westminster.
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    Video caption: Moodbox vote on which politicians can be trusted over the UK's future links to the EU.
  7. Scottish lessons for UK's EU referendum?

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    Video caption: Conservative Liam Fox and the SNP's Stephen Gethins on EU 'Project Fear' claims.
  8. Lewis' fearful review of the week in politics

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    Video caption: Helen Lewis talks claims of Project Fear as she reviewed the week in Westminster.
  9. Do voters trust Osborne or Johnson on EU referendum?

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    Video caption: Moodbox vote on which politicians can be trusted over the UK's future links to the EU.
  10. Watchdog begins EU designation process

    The Electoral Commission has begun the process for designating lead campaigners for either side in the EU referendum. The watchdog will make a decision by 14 April at the latest. 

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  11. Tebbit: PM would 'probably' quit if UK votes Leave

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    Lord Tebbit also suggests David Cameron would stand down as prime minister if the UK votes to leave the EU.

    Mr Cameron has already said he will not seek a third term as PM, and Lord Tebbit says that if there was a Leave vote, "he would I suppose feel that he probably should (stand down)" - saying it would be hard for him to negotiate the UK's exit "having said it would be a disaster if we did leave".

  12. UK defence secretary says renewal of Trident 'should be an election issue' in Scotland

    Michael Fallon dismissed Nicola Sturgeon's claim that theConservatives feared an SNP campaign against renewal of the nuclear weapons system in the run up to May's Holyrood election.

    Michael Fallon

    Mr Fallon said: Tories "stand alongside the Scottish trade unions in wanting to see those jobs and skills retained in Scotland".

    The UK defence secretary made the comment during a visit to small defence software firm SeeByte in Edinburgh.

  13. Tebbit on 'silly' Remain campaign

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    Former Conservative Party chairman Lord Tebbit says there is a "good deal of silliness" coming from the Remain campaign. If voting to leave the EU is such a "leap in the dark", he asks, why was David Cameron willing to consider if if his reform demands had been rejected?