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Teatime newslinks for Wednesday 7th December 2011

BORIS JOHNSON & OWEN PATERSON CALL FOR A REFERENDUM ON EUROPE

MORE FROM TODAY'S PMQS & THE EUROPE DEBATE

  • David Blackburn: "The word around the Commons tearooms is that Cameroons are blaming Speaker Bercow for calling so many antagonistic MPs to their feet. It looked like a co-ordinated attack" - Spectator
  • James Kirkup: "In PMQs, Cameron promised to show "bulldog spirit" in Brussels tomorrow. Worryingly for the PM, he's just received a nasty nip on the ankle from Ed Miliband" - Telegraph - Ed Miliband accused him of "failing to bring back powers from Europe" - Telegraph
  • Lloyd Evans: "Ed Miliband had an open goal today. And he whacked it straight over the bar. Cameron was in trouble from the start. Having placated the rebel wing of his party with vague talk about ‘repatriating powers’ he is now expected to deliver" - Spectator
  • Cameron promises Andrew Rosindell that he will show "bulldog spirit" at the EU summit - PlayPolitical
  • Dan Hannan MEP: 'If we're not pressing for a repatriation of power, what was all the eurosceptic rhetoric for?' - Telegraph
  • Nick Wood: 'Cameron’s ducking and diving over Europe is all about dodging a referendum' - Daily Mail
  • Nick Robinson: 'David Cameron and the European People's Party' - BBC
  • Dan Hodges: "Our Prime Minister may aspire to be the new Winston Churchill. But what he can’t afford to do is become the next George Papandreou. He knows it. The rest of Europe knows it. And ominously for David Cameron, his backbenchers know it" - Telegraph
  • Cameron: 'I'll be having a "quiet, family Christmas", without Rebekah Brooks or Jeremy Clarkson - Guardian

OTHER TORY & POLITICAL NEWS

  • Osborne confirms that next year's budget will be held on 21 March - BBC
  • 'Andrew Lansley launches 60 NHS 'patient outcome measures' - Guardian
  • Lansley is "confused" over NHS reforms, says Andy Burnham - Telegraph
  • "Downing Street has now admitted that lobbyists do influence government policy "where we think they have legitimate concerns" - Independent
  • Janet Daley: 'The centre ground has shifted' - Telegraph
  • Daniel Knowles: 'If the Government is so worried about debt, why does it allow people to fall into the hands of payday loan sharks?' - Telegraph
  • "The payday loan crowd are doing great business because banks have stopped lending to desperate people" says Michael White - Guardian
  • Camila Batmanghelidjh says government must 'wake up' to needs of vulnerable young - Guardian

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