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5.15pm WATCH: Andrew Percy MP, whose seat is being abolished: "If you know of any [jobs] going, let me know!"

UNION MEMBERS JEER AT ED MILIBAND

  • "Ed Miliband has been heckled by trade unionists angry over his decision not to back public sector strikes over pension reforms." – BBC | LeftWatch
  • "They called him Red Ed. They said he was in hock to the unions. They said he owed them. Today the Labour leader sought to prove them wrong…. On strikes he was greeted with cries of shame when he declared: "while negotiations were going on, I do believe it was a mistake for strikes to happen. I continue to believe that."" – Nick Robinson
  • "This was an important moment for Mr Miliband. He needed to send a strong message that he is prepared to stand up to his union paymasters and is on the side of Britiain's silent majority. And he pulled it off." – Kirsty Walker at the Daily Mail
  • Ed Miliband wanted to be booed at the TUC – New Statesman


VICKERS' BANKING REVIEW

  • By recommending more consultation Vickers has spiked Cable's guns – James Chapman at the Daily Mail

GEORGE OSBORNE ALLEGATIONS

  • "No 10 has said Chancellor George Osborne is "100% focused" on the economy amid allegations about his private life before he became an MP." – BBC

BOUNDARY REVIEW FALLOUT FOR LIB DEMS

  • The loss of Lib Dem seats under the boundaries review is new proof of the "suicidal" nature of Clegg's pact with Cameron – John McTernan
  • Vince Cable attacks Boundary Commission's decisions – Evening Standard
  • "The prospects for Greg Mulholland (Leeds NW), Gordon Birtwistle (Burnley), John Leech (Manchester Withington), David Ward (Bradford East) and Norman Baker (Lewes) look especially bleak, sitting as they do in fairly electorally isolated constituencies surrounded by wards from opposing parties." – Mark Gettleson

BORIS, THE GOOD SAMARITAN

  • "He is the one of the capital's best-known bike lovers, so it should be no surprise that Boris Johnson stopped to help a fellow cyclist who had been involved in an accident… The Mayor, wearing an Oyster-branded helmet, helped the injured man to the side of the road and called an ambulance. He stayed with the cyclist until the emergency." – Evening Standard

IN BRIEF

  • Male graduates can expect to earn $208,000 more over their lifetimes than people without degrees – FT (£)
  • James Murdoch recalled by Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee – Spectator

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