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Teatime newslinks for Monday 28th November 2011

THE BUILD UP TO THE CHANCELLOR'S AUTUMN STATEMENT & THE ECONOMY

  • The OECD warns that the UK is on the brink of a double-dip recession - Guardian I Daily Mail I Telegraph
  • Benedict Brogan: The OECD prediction of recession underscores how difficult his [Osborne's] task has become: he will struggle to get to where he planned to be in 2015 at the end of the Parliament - Telegraph
  • Peter Hoskin: 'The gloomy OECD predictions in full' - Spectator
  • Jeremy Warner: 'OECD warns of worldwide depression if no action is taken over the euro crisis' - Telegraph
  • OECD sees danger next for Italy, Spain and Belgium - Spectator
  • Alex Brummer: Double-dip warning is no surprise - Daily Mail
  • ToryDiary is running ten tests for the Autumn Statement 
  • Jason Groves: 'The ghost of Gordon returns to haunt the Treasury - time to panic? -  Daily Mail

WEDNESDAY'S STRIKES OVER PUBLIC PENSIONS

  • Gove says striking workers should give bosses earlier notice - Guardian
  • Don't let militants bring Britain to a halt, asks Gove - Telegraph I Times (£)
  • No Goldilocks moment as Government veers from appeasement to confrontation with unions - ToryDiary
  • Gove: Strikers are itching for a fight - Telegraph
  • Daniel Knowles: Michael Gove launches a fierce attack on union leaders: this is not the way to appeal to the centre ground - Telegraph
  • James Forsyth: "What Gove was trying to do was appeal to the union membership while attacking those union leaders who really don’t want a deal" -  Spectator
  • James Kirkup: "Conservatives relishing this week's strikes are making a risky bet on public opinion" - Telegraph
  • Seamus Milne: '5 reasons why public service workers are right to strike' - Guardian
  • Sebastian Payne: If Miliband has any sense, he will remain on the fence and avoid backing these controversial strikes - Telegraph
  • Headteacher once praised by Cameron joins strikes - The Week
  • Union leader Dave Prentis warns of more strikes in the new year - Guardian

BORIS JOHNSON & LONDON

  • Four more years of Boris Johnson, says poll - Evening Standard
  • Boris' Mayoral Election poll lead is steady at 8% - Local Government
  • Boris Johnson the man to beat as election nears - The Week
  • Tim Shipman: 'The voters love Boris (not George) so far - Daily Mail
  • Dave Hill: Boris pressured by mayoral rivals over Tory council's estate demolition plans - Guardian
  • Green signal for Northern Line extension, and 25,000 new jobs - Evening Standard

OTHER TORY & POLITCAL NEWS

  • Stalking is a serious crime which deserves serious consequences - Guardian
  • Report concludes that riots were fuelled by a lack of police action - Telegraph
  • Fraser Nelson: 'Sifting through the rubble from the riots' - "Not many folk are aware of it, but there is an official riots inquiry and it has delivered its interim report today. Its conclusions are pretty clichéd and not really worth studying" - Spectator
  • Registration for hairdressers would be compulsory under a law introduced by David Morris MP - MPsETC
  • Peter Watt: Why Mrs Thatcher is rightly lauded as one of the greatest PMs -  Dale & Co.

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