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Daily News Brief – Tuesday 9th December

YouGov/Sun poll tonight – Tories have a one-point lead, Lib Dems and Greens in joint fourth: CON 34%, LAB 33%, LD 6%, UKIP 15%, GRN 6%

City A.M

Editorial: Watchdog reshuffle ahead of key report.

– PwC staff grilled by MPs over Luxembourg deals.

– Why the Salmond surge won’t happen – and the Scots will back Labour in 2015.

– How government is opening its supply chain – to small business’s benefit.

Daily Mail

Editorial: The best way to put food on every table.

The Express

Editorial: Leaving EU would lead to more international trade.

– Myth of importance of EU trade blown apart.

– Tory apologises after blaming rise in food banks on ‘poor people not being able to cook’.

– UK black community no longer feels ‘needed’ due to migrants, says Ukip’s Winston McKenzie.

Financial Times

Editorial: Food banks are a blight on modern Britain. 

– Cameron caught in devolution crossfire.

– Fracturing of UK politics complicates general election. 

The Guardian

Editorial:  The Guardian view on the judge who said Asians didn’t have important jobs.

Editorial:  The Guardian view on food poverty: the bank of Cameron and Osborne.

– Liberal Democrats facing even bigger wipeout than expected.

– Ministers answer calls for a College of Teaching.

The Independent

– Ukip ‘twice as dangerous’ to Tory election prospects as to Labour’s.

– Disgraced ex-Tory MP Neil Hamilton in line to make stunning Commons comeback for Ukip.

– Labour’s Ed Miliband formally pledges to give 16-year-olds the vote during Leaders Live event.

The Sun

Editorial: THE reaction of Parliament’s authorities to our exposure of an MP idly playing Candy Crush at a key Commons meeting is staggering and chilling. IMAGINE if 16-year-olds were natural Tories. Would Ed Miliband still be keen to give them the vote? Of course not. BARONESS Jenkin’s claim that poor people can’t cook was sweeping and clumsy but not heartless.

– May extends lead over Bojo in Tory leader race.

– Campaigners to target Morgan over same-sex marriage U-turn.

– Drugs giant accused of ‘scamming the British public’.

– Britain faces £500m bill from Brussels. ​

The Telegraph

Editorial: Time for thrift to pay.

Editorial: David Cameron must persuade Turkey to turn its guns on Isil.

– The Coalition flunked its great opportunity to rethink the state.

– Alex Salmond refuses to repay £65,000 ‘golden goodbye’.

– More patients surviving cancer than ever before, Jeremy Hunt says.

– State pensions to rise by just 87p, Labour warn.

– Ukip announce mansion tax break for historic home owners.

The Times

Editorial: We are borrowing insanely. Another crash is inevitable.

– Ukip’s star woman quits after sex claims.

– Cuts give Labour a chance, Mandelson tells Miliband.

– Embrace migrants, Merkel ally to tell PM.

– Dough! Pizza could soon carry five-a-day logo.

Events

– ANKARA: David Cameron visit to Turkey.

– 0900: Firefighters strike. Fire Brigades Union members in England strike for 24 hours in a long-running row over pensions.

– 0900 LONDON: MPs take evidence on electricity market reform.
– 0930 LONDON: MPs hear evidence on Whitehall’s capacity to meet future challenges.

– 0945 LONDON: Boris Johnson and Met Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe walkabout to make announcement on future of New Scotland Yard.

– 1100 LONDON: Boris Johnson and Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime visit Hammersmith and Fulham College.

– 1230 LONDON: Briefing into effectiveness of e-cigarettes on giving up smoking.

– 1400 NETHERLANDS: Parts of MH17 wreckage to arrive in the Netherlands.

– 1430 LONDON: Jeremy Hunt gives evidence to MPs on health and social care expenditure.

– 1535 LONDON: Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin appears before House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee on HS2.

– 1830 LONDON: Chuka Umunna at Progress “in conversation” event.

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