Top Stories Online

Today’s stories from and about the CPS, as well as some of the most interesting articles seen online.


  • Economic Researcher Ryan Bourne looks ahead to tomorrow’s Statement from the Chancellor in his blog – ‘The Autumn Statement: maintain credibility and go for growth’
  • On Friday, the CPS launched its first ‘Growth Bulletin’ looking ahead to tomorrow’s Autumn Statement
  • Director Tim Knox opined that we should be backing, not bashing, RBS in The Sun’s business section on Saturday – ‘Bank on bankers’
  • CPS Research Fellow Michael Johnson has provided a detailed analysis of the public sector pensions challenge for Placard magazine – ‘Closing the gap between private and public sector pensions shouldn’t just be about levelling-down’
  • CPS Board Member Fraser Nelson and Guilty Men pamphlet author Peter Oborne were named 5th and 13th respectively in Total Politics list of the Top 100 Political Journalists 2011

Top Links



  • Ed Balls asked Jim to Fix It for him to be a drummer (John Rentoul, The Independent)
  • More taxpayer funding for the unions than under Labour (Harry Phibbs, Mail Online)
  • Michael Gove launches a fierce attack on union leaders: this is not the way to appeal to the centre ground (Daniel Knowles, The Telegraph)
  • Four more years of Boris Johnson, says poll (Evening Standard)
  • In Defence of Margaret Thatcher (Peter Watt, Dale & Co.)
  • Ed not doing the business (Paul Waugh, Politics Home)

US Politics

  • Why Gingrich’s immigration plan is unworkable (David Frum, CNN)
  • The Union-Leader is endorsing Newt Gingrich in 2011, but in 1992 it called him a ‘prostitute’ (Timothy Stanley, The Telegraph)


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Date Added: Monday 28th November 2011