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Daily News Brief – Thursday 12th June

Latest YouGov / The Sun results 11th June – Con 34%, Lab 36%, LD 6%, UKIP 14%
Sky News
– Passport Backlog: Staff ‘Told To Relax Checks‘. Staff trying to churn through a huge pile of applications are allegedly told they can use the internet to check certain addresses.
 City AM
– Kristian Niemitz: Don’t count on brownfield: It’s not enough to solve the housing crisis.
Daily Telegraph
– Anger as Europe demands extra £700m from Britain.
– Army reforms ‘six years behind schedule‘ after shortfall in reservists (also in The Times).
Daily Express
JK abused for £1m bid to keep Scotland in UK (also in Daily Mail, The Sun).
Daily Mail
– Cameron: What Passport crisis? (also in The Sun).
Now rogue currency traders will face prison (also in The Independent).
– 4,000 get a job every single day. ‘Colossal’ figures may prompt interest rate rise (also in The Times).
– Max Hastings: Yes, Oxfam does great things. But why does it get taxpayers’ cash to pump out socialist propaganda?
The Times
The Guardian
The Independent
Financial Times

The Sun

– Sun Says: Labour think tank’s election blow for Ed.
-Sun Says: Continuing passport chaos.
Daily Events
House of Commons
– Ballot for Private Members’ Bills. The top name will be tweeted by the House of Commons twitter account @HouseofCommons once it has been announced. The full list of 20 successful MPs is published on the Parliament website
– Oral Questions. Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, including Topical Questions; Church Commissioners and Public Accounts Commission and Speaker’s Committee on the Electoral Commission
House of Lords
– Oral Questions. Drawing up a list of British values to which all schools will be asked to subscribe

– Debate. Contribution of the tourism and hospitality industries to economic growth in the UK and the EU​
Other
– LONDON: Angelina Jolie and William Hague host summit on ending sexual violence in conflict. The Foreign Secretary and Jolie, a UN special envoy, will host the summit expected to be attended by 140 countries.
Words and video planned.
– LONDON: Court of Appeal judges give their ruling on whether a major terror trial can be held in secret.
– LONDON:  Firefighters strike. FBU members in England and Wales strike for 24 hours from 9am over pensions. – Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) releases its lending trends figures for April.
– 1030 NOTTINGHAM: Labour leader Ed Miliband to address the GMB conference.
– 1430 LONDON: Home Secretary Theresa May hosts discussion on modern slavery. Modern Slavery: The burden on the victim and the role of the criminal justice system. This is a panel discussion and Q&A session at the ExCel Centre hosted by the Home Secretary on how the criminal justice system can better support victims of modern slavery.
– 1900 LONDON: George Osborne and Mark Carney Mansion House speeches at the Lord Mayor’s Dinner. Hosted by The Lord Mayor of the City of London.
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