We also asked about David Cameron's performance at the EU summit.Which combined with the ConHome survey of Tory supporters that put the figure at 74% makes pretty worrying reading for No 10.
31% thought that Cameron was justified in describing the 2.9% increase in the EU budget as a 'success'
42% thought that Cameron could have achieved a freeze in the budget if he had negotiated harder.
My guess is that is the reason for thre prisoner votes story coming ut today,. The Tories knew that teh Defence story would enrage members and the country at large, as would prisoner votes. Thus put them out on the same day will halve the flak they are bound to recive on each. It leaves the OpEd writers divided onm what to write about.