It’s all about Andy Murray in today’s papers after yesterday’s three set final saw him become the first British man to win Wimbledon in 77 years. Back then Europe was in the midst of an economic and social crisis with mass unemployment and the rising threat of conflict with the UK economy mired in years of low or no growth, let’s hope history does not repeat itself, and that it is only another 12 months before the next win in SW19.
Away from the cheer at home there seems to be trouble around the world, Nelson Mandela remains ill in hospital, over in America a plane crashed at San Francisco airport killing two people, while in Canada a runaway oil train exploded in a Quebec town with 40 missing, the military coup in Egypt continues to see more deaths as rival sides battle in the open.
Still in the Middle East and there is one new arrival after Abu Qatada was deported from the UK to Jordan over the weekend, that saw home secretary Theresa May tour the studios attempting to bask in the glory and also promote her profile in the Tory party which remains riven by rivals looking to the post-Cameron party.
And while the Tories are doing a little better at hiding their internal battles, the spotlight is still on Labour after close Blair ally John Reid went on a tour of the studios to denounce the left of the party. Many of the papers touch on the issue and there is coverage of Unite general secretary’s Len McCluskey’s call for Labour to re-unite in yesterday’s Mirror, while the Telegraph tries to start another row over Commons passes for union officials. That sums up the real source of the situation, which is the dog whistle politics of the right aiming to attack Labour left, right and centre, especially as the Tories don’t want you to know where their own funding comes from, nevertheless it can be seen on www.searchthemoney.com which outlines whose behind the Tories, and although Labour’s lead has been cut to just four per cent in the latest Indie poll the Tories are still behind as Ukip slips back, it is still all to play for…
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- Osborne to press for sweeping City reform (p1)
- Miliband seeks to cut union powers (p2) – Unite/Len McCluskey cited
- Farage takes Ukip message to Belfast (p2)
- Manufacturing order books bulging (p3)
- BP attacks method used to claim oil spill payouts (p20)
- Kier to complete May Gurney deal (p24)
Edited by Mik Sabiers