News digest 5 July 2013

News digest 5 July 2013

05 July 2013

It’s time to celebrate as the #PeopleUnited bus tour reaches an end just as the NHS reaches its 65th birthday. Both buses will arrive in Manchester today, and specifically at Trafford general hospital, to celebrate the birth of the NHS and pledge to fight for it going forward. The celebrations kick off with a march to Golden Hill Park for a ‘NHS party in the park’ from 15:00 onwards with a giant birthday cake, bouncy castle and live music from local 50s swing band – The Debonaires – plus the Rainband – a 4-piece guitar group from Manchester. Check out all the details on the People United website and also look at what is happening where you are today and this weekend, let’s fight for 65 and more years for our NHS.

In other news, even with the military coup in Egypt, Nelson Mandela still in hospital and stock markets soaring as the pound tumbles most of the press focus on the fallout over Falkirk. Labour's Tom Watson yesterday resigned as the party's general election co-ordinator amid the continuing row about the candidate selection in Falkirk. Unite has called for the Labour party to restore integrity to its discredited inquiry into the selection campaign in the Falkirk constituency by handing the entire process over to an independent third party. Said Len McCluskey: "The mishandling of this investigation has been a disgrace. I, however, am obliged to uphold the integrity of Unite, and I can no longer do so on the basis of going along with the activities of a Labour party administration in which I can place no trust. I [propose] an independent inquiry be held into all circumstances relating to Falkirk CLP and the conduct of all parties involved, including Unite, the Labour party centrally (including the Compliance Unit) and in Scotland, the officers of the CLP itself, and all those who have sought or are seeking nomination as the Labour PPC.” Time to draw a line and focus on the real agenda of ousting the Con-Dems and their fellow travellers and delivering the real change that the country needs.

 Morning Star

 Daily Mirror




 Times (no links all stories behind paywall)

  • Labour poll chief quits over fix claims (p1) - Unite/Len McCluskey cited
  • Shares soar after Carney promises low interest rate (p1)
  • Cameron defiant on pensions guarantee (p8)
  • Miliband must defeat Labour’s union barons – Philip Collins (p25) - Unite/Len McCluskey cited
  • Islamist leaders arrested as Egypt’s army tightens grip (p30)
  • BA looks to future (p39)
  • New build gives housing a helping hand (p42)
  • Finance deals help fuel new-car sales (p45)
  • Council deal puts Balfour in driving seat (p45)


  • Unite? Labour in crisis (p1/6) - Unite/Len McCluskey cited
  • When is a coup not a coup? (p4)
  • BA gets new superjumbo under its wing (p13)
  • The scandal that brought Tom Watson low (p27) - Unite/Len McCluskey cited
  • Carney debuts with clear signal (p48)
  • Taxpayers boost builders (p49)
  • Virgin Atlantic pulls plug on first class flat beds (p50)
  • Diageo deal opens up Indian market (p53)



 FT (no links all stories behind paywall)

  • Central banks send clear signals on low interest rates (p1)
  • Labour campaign chief quits (p2) - Unite/Len McCluskey cited
  • Mandarins face finance lessons (p4)
  • Superjumbo to aid Heathrow expansion (p4)
  • Spanish banks seek tax tonic (p15)
  • Aer Lingus targets transatlantic growth (p19)

 Edited by Mik Sabiers

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