Daily News Brief – Tuesday 17th June
-‘True Brits’ Must Speak English, Survey Finds. The British Social Attitudes survey finds the public is not convinced politicians have got a grip on immigration.
– Energy crunch: Oil prices rise over Iraq fears as cost of gas jumps after Ukraine cut-off.
– British support for free trade starts to grow.
– German minister signals support for weaker Eurozone deficit rules.
– Ryan Bourne: It’s nonsense to argue that the UK tax system isn’t progressive enough.
– Politicians blamed for hostility to migrants (also in Daily Mail).
– David Cameron embarrassed as Nick Clegg comments on human rights abuses risk overshadowing China visit.
– Gove vetoed No 10 plan to send copy of Magna Carta to every school, claims former adviser.
– We will tax holiday-home owners to stop them ‘gutting’ communities, say Lib Dems.
– I am the victim of French racist vendetta, says British ski tutor (also in Daily Telegraph).
– Lord Saatchi: A radical policy to set small businesses free.
– 2/3 of Britons say ‘Make migrants wait 3 years for benefits‘ incl comment from Gerard Batten MEP.
– Editorial: Politicians must listen to immigration concerns.
– Gove to limit fried food, fruit juice and sugar, and bring back… school milk for all pupils (also in The Sun).
– Simon Heffer: Impeach Tony Blair.
– Richard Littlejohn column incl mention for UKIP.
– UK diplomat warns EU is ‘sleepwalking into a crisis‘.
– Cameron faces bruising defeat over Juncker as Merkel digs in.
– To be truly British you must learn English, migrants told.
– Majority are left behind in Britain’s uneven recovery.
– E-cigarettes may ‘renormalise’ smoking health experts tell WHO.
– John Harris: Strains show in an unlikely frontier town where UKIP now holds sway.
– Editorial: The pathetic level of resettlement so far offered to Syrian refugees shame one of this nation’s proudest traditions.
– Clegg seeks £10bn schools boost in election deal.
– Nurses’ pay protest to target MPs who hold marginal seats.
– Ben Chu: China needs us as much as we need them.
House of Commons
– Oral Questions. Foreign and Commonwealth Office, including Topical Questions
– Public Administration Select Committee. Accountability of Quangos and Public Bodies – Jonathan Isaby, Chief Executive, TaxPayers’ Alliance and Dr Michael Pinto-Duschinsky, Research Fellow, Policy Exchange; Rob Whiteman, Chief Executive, Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy and former Chief Executive of the United Kingdom Border Agency; Rt Hon Caroline Spelman MP and Rt Hon John Redwood MP
– Energy and Climate Change Select Committee. Green Deal: watching brief (part 2) – Jonathan Harley, Head of Operations, Green Deal Oversight and Registration Body, Robert Hull, Managing Director of E-Serve, Ofgem and Mark Bayley, Chief Executive, The Green Deal Finance Company; Rt Hon Gregory Barker MP, Minister of State for Energy and Climate Change, DECC
– Treasury Select Committee. SME Lending – David Thorburn, Chief Executive, Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks and Debbie Crosbie, Executive Director, Customer Trust and Confidence, National Australia Group Europe; Chris Sullivan, Deputy Group Chief Executive, Royal Bank of Scotland and Derek Sach, Head of Global Restructuring Group, Royal Bank of Scotland
– Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee. Future of the BBC – Adam Minns, Executive Director, COBA and David Wheeldon, Director of Policy and Public Affairs, BSkyB; Cat Lewis, CEO & Executive Producer, Nine Lives Media, Greg Childs, Director, Children’s Media Foundation, John McVay, Chief Executive, PACT and Phil Critchlow, Chair, Radio Independents Group
– Home Affairs Select Committee. The work of HM Passport Office – Mike Jones, Home Office group secretary, Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS); Paul Pugh, Chief Executive, HM Passport Office, and Registrar General for England and Wales
– Home Affairs Select Committee. Radicalisation in schools – Lee Donaghy, Vice Principal, Park View School, Birmingham; Councillor Sir Albert Bore, Leader, Birmingham City Council
House of Lords
– Oral Questions. Forecast of the tax revenue which will be raised for the construction of a third runway at Heathrow
Debate – EU Committee report on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
Debate – EU Committee report on youth unemployment
– BRIGHTON: Unison annual conference.
– LONDON: Inflation figures for May are published by the Office for National Statistics.
– LONDON: Office for National Statistics (ONS) releases its house price study for April.