News digest 25 September 2013

News digest 25 September 2013

25 September 2013

The digest is all about the response to Labour leader Ed Miliband’s flagship speech to the Labour party conference in Brighton. Miliband spoke for over an hour, without notes, as he outlined his vision for a better Britain where he pledged to abolish the bedroom tax, build 200,000 more homes, freeze energy bills, create one million new green energy jobs, deal with the scourge of low pay and defend the NHS. Most of the right wing press take him to task for going left – Red Ed reappears in the Sun and the Mail goes for back to the bad old days of the 1970s - he must have them worried, and it looks like Miliband has managed to convert the party faithful and outlined key polices to challenge the Con-Dem coalition on the doorstep.

Responding to the speech Unite general secretary Len McCluskey said: "People at home urgently wanting to know what a Labour government will do for them will certainly have a better idea today. They will know that this is a leader and a party that is on their side … voters are hungry for something better for Britain than food banks, tattered wages and Wonganomics. They want to hear about homes, that their children will have a future in this country, about a fair day's wage for a fair day's work. Britain is so much better than what this Tory government has imposed on our country so I hope that Ed will continue to give life to a bigger, bold and brave sense of what Labour will do for the people of our nations. To borrow a phrase, Ed is at his best when he is at his boldest."

 Morning Star

  • Miliband: I’ll stop energy profiteers (p1)
  • Serwotka: Left must fight back harder (p2)
  • Hovis workers win dispute (p3)
  • Unions ballot university staff (p4) – Unite/Mike McCartney cited
  • Labour plans vote to save Royal Mail (p4) – Unite/Tony Burke cited
  • Get organised on low pay – Richard Lynch (p8)

 Daily Mirror

 Sun (no links all stories now behind paywall)

  • Red Ed power cut fear (p1/2)
  • Fireman scram (p6) [firefighter strike]
  • Ed shows his true [red] colours (p8-9) – Unite/Len McCluskey cited
  • EBay and Argos unite to swallow Amazon (p46)
  • 18 shops shut daily (p46)



 Times (no links all stories behind paywall)

  • Blackout threat over Miliband’s fuel pledge (p1)
  • Miliband ready for fight over energy price freeze (p8-9)
  • Nairobi massacre (p14-17)
  • BA chief condemns Heathrow rip off (p19)
  • Leader: Left turn (p30) – Unite/Len McCluskey cited
  • Confident Britons step up borrowing on cards (p41)
  • HSBC hires 3,000 to bolster compliance (p43)
  • Argos and eBay add to catalogue of new business ideas (p44)
  • Eastern promise for Airbus (p45)




 FT (no links all stories behind paywall)

  • Miliband promises to freeze energy bills (p1)
  • Miliband delights faithful (p2)
  • BoE hits back over forward guidance (p3)
  • Safety review opens in to North Sea helicopters (p4)
  • How Apple soured Blackberry’s dream (p19)
  • Fiat warns Chrysler over IPO plan (p21)
  • Finance director to quit Premier Foods (p23)

 Edited by Mik Sabiers

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