6.30pm WATCH: Sam Fox gets a promise from Jeremy Browne that he will press the Chinese about tiger welfare

Anne_milton5.30pm MPsETC: The Government is "committed to continuing" free milk for under-5s, says Anne Milton

5pm: Teatime newslinks – including today's PMQs dominated by strikes and the economy, and the reform of employment laws

3.30pm Matthew Sinclair on Comment: We can't judge Israel on standards few Western countries would match

2.30pm Local government: Hammersmith and Fulham publishes all spending – not just on procurement

2pm Columnist Anthony Browne: In the build-up to the Autumn Statement, the announcement of Osborne's growth strategy is growing in importance day by day

1.45pm WATCH:

Campmqs1.15pm ToryDiary: After wobbling a few months ago Cameron is king of PMQs again

Noon ConHomeUSA: Today's top Republican and American political news

11.45 Nadine Dorries MP on Comment: The social responsibility of care for the elderly should be a priority for governments

11am MPsETC: EU enlargement creates prosperity across Europe says David Lidington… but Tory MPs worry about more immigration

ToryDiary: Four British Bill of Rights Commission members call for Parliament to control our next ECHR appointment

StrikeAlso on ToryDiary: David Cameron challenges Red Ed to condemn next week's public sector strikes

Stephen Hammond MP writes the seventh and final part of the CPS/ ConHome turbocharging the UK economy series: A bonfire of the regulations

Richard Harrington MP on Local government: Housing Strategy and Planning Reform are both critical components of the growth agenda

Local government: Councils lose data on over 3,000 children and Should empty shops be allowed to become homes?

WATCH: Boris Johnson explains why London and Britain needs a new airport in the Thames estuary

Green Damian Home OfficeDamian Green, the immigration minister, told the Commons Home Affairs Select Committee, that parts of the UK Border Agency (UKBA) are "nothing like good enough"Independent

The post of chief coroner will no longer be abolished following opposition from groups including the Royal British LegionBBC

"Ken Clarke, the Justice Secretary, last night backed down and announced he would no longer go-ahead with plans to scrap the post of Chief Coroner. Fearing an embarrassing defeat in the House of Lords over the proposal the Government said it would keep the post which military campaigners say is essential for improving inquests into military deaths." – Independent

Ken Clarke has let criminals run up a bill of almost £2 billion in unpaid fines and confiscation orders

DAVIES Philip"Tory MP Philip Davies said: "These figures are an absolute disgrace. Ken Clarke needs to make sure people are paying their fines now. They show that under Ken Clarke, our justice system is a joke for thousands of criminals." Philip Hollobone added: "This is unacceptable. There is no point punishing criminals with fines if they are not going to cough up." – The Sun

Ministers plan the "most radical shake-up of employment law in decades"BBC

  • "The Government is to curb workplace rights in an attempt to cut red tape for business and boost Britain's anaemic economic growth levels." – Independent
  • "Mr Cable will set out an overhaul of employment tribunals, a possible two-thirds cut in the consultation period for mass redundancies and plans to introduce “protected conversations”, which allow employers to discuss frankly with staff issues such as early retirement or poor performance." – FT (£)
  • "Tories questioned if the plans went far enough. Tim Montgomerie, editor of ConservativeHome said: “Another ‘consultation’? Another ‘call for evidence’? For many months small businesses have been dialing 999 for an emergency service. By the time Vince Cable sends an economic ambulance many of them will be dead businesses.”" – Times (£)

Osborne conservatives.comBritain remains on track to meet this year’s public borrowing targetsFT (£) | Express

  • "Public sector borrowing has fallen by more than expected, according to figures released today – but the good news may not last if the economy does not start growing again." – Daily Mail
  • Hamish McRae praises Coalition for sticking to deficit plan – Independent
  • The unions and the BBC wail over public spending cuts but, in fact, Britain's debt is increasing – Simon Heffer in the Daily Mail

> Yesterday evening's ToryDiary: Has George Osborne presided over one of the largest tax cuts in British history?

Only builders will profit from Cameron's sub-prime homes – Simon Jenkins in The Guardian saysuUsing public money to back mortgages sends out a toxic message

6a00d83451b31c69e20147e346e3f6970b-150wi"Osborne is displaying worrying traits of control freakery ahead of next week’s Autumn Statement. Three of the worst ideas for generating growth that have been trailed ahead of it are: so-called "credit easing", Government guiding and incentivising of private sector investment and Government-backed housing deposits. If there is one lesson we should have learnt from the financial crash it is that encouraging risky lending is not a good idea. This though is the common theme that connects all these proposals." – Ruth Porter in The Telegraph

David Cameron in £140,000 land deal with lobbying bossTelegraph

George Osborne and London Mayor Boris Johnson are now competing to appear the most Eurosceptic – Patrick O'Flynn in The Express

  • Ann Widdecombe cannot understand why Lord Heseltine STILL thinks Britain should join the €uro – Express

Obama effigy burnt by St Andrews Conservative studentsBBC

"Matthew Marshall, president of the St Andrews Conservative Association, admitted that it had been “stupid”. “President Obama is an important ally to the British government,” he said. “It was a stupid thing to do and we apologise for any offence caused.”" – Scotsman

I was a victim of News of the World sting led by Andy Coulson, says Steve CooganDaily Mail

Nick Clegg will attempt to restart talks on party funding reforms, after a rise in state funding was rejectedGuardian

  • "'I am a car worker in the West Midlands. Why should my taxes be used to pay for Dave's Old Etonian propaganda?'" – Nick Wood in the Daily Mail

> Priti Patel on ConHome yesterday: State funding of political parties cannot be morally justified to the public and to party members

Chris Huhne blasts Lord Lawson's climate sceptic thinktank

Huhne Blue B:B"The energy secretary, Chris Huhne, has attacked Lord Lawson's influential climate sceptic thinktank, the Global Warming Policy Foundation, as "misinformed", "wrong" and "perverse"." – Guardian

  • New limits could be placed on subsidies for households that install renewable energy – FT (£)

Huhne was embroiled in a lobbying row last night after it emerged that his partner touted access to Cabinet ministers in return for a job in the private sectorTimes (£)

A President Romney's policy of stopping Iran getting nuclear weapons could produce Cameron/ Clegg tensions – Daniel Finkelstein in The Times (£)

Elderly people are routinely having their human rights breached because of “systematic failures” in the way care is provided at homeTimes (£)

Personal data 'lost by 132 councils'

"Private data has been lost by or stolen from UK local councils more than 1,000 times since 2008, a report says. The data included details relating to children and vulnerable people in care, campaign group Big Brother Watch said." – BBC

Five ways of reforming boardroom pay so that good bosses are rewarded and bad bosses – Allister Heath in City AM

56% of Britons want direct election of House of LordsAngus Reid

Lottery winners give £1m to Alex Salmond's campaign to break up BritainTelegraph

  • Tom Harris MP promises to ridicule Alex Salmond if he becomes Scottish Labour leader – Scotsman

Screen shot 2011-11-23 at 07.11.44"Ed Balls has confessed that he's just a big softie — who CRIES at the Antiques Roadshow. The Labour bigwig also admits to blubbing through sugary movie The Sound Of Music."The Sun

Alan Johnson's disgraced police bodyguard sacked following investigation into his 'affair with the former shadow chancellor's wife'Daily Mail

And finally… Ed Milliband's 'squeezed middle' chosen as Oxford Dictionaries' Word of 2011

"Labour’s leader used the phrase to describe the people worst hit by government cuts and taxes. Experts in Britain and the US agreed for the first time to make it a global word of the year. Last year, David Cameron’s “Big Society” beat “double-dip” and “vuvuzela” to win." – Mirror


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