Cameron claims that a Corbyn leadership would put UK security at risk…

David Cameron 07-06-15“In his first intervention in the Labour leadership contest, the Prime Minister warned Mr Corbyn’s stance on foreign affairs would make the UK ‘less secure’ and alienate allies such as the United States. Mr Cameron singled out Mr Corbyn’s call for Britain to leave Nato as a move that would weaken our defences.” – Daily Mail

  • Corbyn aide dismissed 7/7 as a reprisal for Iraq War – The Sun (£)
  • Cameron repeats that he wants end to Chilcot publication delay – The Guardian
  • Blix says: “get on with it” – Daily Telegraph
  • Cameron’s top military adviser hires lawyers to rebut Chilcot report criticism – Daily Mail
  • Corbyn’s Iraq apology shows that he isn’t averse to low political gambits – John McTernan, Daily Telegraph

As Harman insists: the result will stand

“With only three weeks remaining, Labour faces a monumental task to sift through tens of thousands of people who applied in a late surge to vote in the contest. Harriet Harman, the acting leader, insisted yesterday that the winner would be “legally elected and the result will stand”.However, an emergency meeting has been called for Tuesday, when Mr Corbyn’s rivals will demand more stringent vetting.” – The Times (£)

Stephen Bush: No, Corbyn is not winning the Labour leadership because of entryists

Jeremy Corbyn 09-08-15“Yes, there are some people who have joined to hurt the Labour party – and others who have flouted the rules of the contest unwittingly. Not all of those voters will be screened out by the party – and some people who deserve a vote won’t get one.  But the overwhelming majority of people supporting Corbyn have joined because they are inspired by his message, his policies and his campaign – and the margin of his victory will be sufficiently large than any grumbles about unfair entryism or supposed purges will frankly look a little churlish.” – New Statesman Blog

Javid: Restaurants should pass on tips to staff

“Mr Javid said he was becoming ‘increasingly concerned about the practice of some restaurants’, adding: ‘As far as I’m concerned, tips belong to the staff.’  Côte – a French-style brassiere with 72 branches nationwide – claims its service charge is added to staff pay to give workers an hourly rate of around £7.50 to £8 – which is above the national minimum wage of £6.50.” – Daily Mail

Debt up – but so are tax receipts

money“Britain debt has passed £1.5trillion for the first time, official figures revealed yesterday. It is up £73billion — twice the size of the defence budget — in 12 months, despite five years of spending cuts. But there was good news for George Osborne as it emerged tax receipts in July outstripped spending for the first time in three years.” – The Sun (£)

  • UK economy weathering EM turmoil but clouds gather – Chris Giles, Financial Times

> Yesterday: ToryDiary – Rural homes: can Osborne really succeed where others have failed?

Ipsos MORI finds immigration fears at highest ever

“After months of chaos in Calais, 33 per cent of voters revealed that immigration is their biggest worry. Half of those polled cited immigration as among the most important issues facing Britain. The proportion is up by eight percentage points since July and is at its highest level, according to the latest Economist Ipsos MORI issues index.” – Daily Express

  • German interior minister demands that Britain takes more migrants – Daily Mail
  • Nigel Farage: immigration will be defining issue of EU referendum – Daily Telegraph

> Yesterday: The Deep End: A richer Africa will mean more migration not less

The British IT consultant who helped to disarm Moroccan terrorist and beat him unconscious as he opened fire on terrified train passengers in France

Union Flag“Spencer Stone, who is part of the U.S. Air Force, spotted the 26-year-old Moroccan acting suspiciously and heard him trying to load his weapon in the toilet of the high speed train between Amsterdam and Paris. He was travelling with Oregon National Guard member Alek Skarlatos, 22…With the help of Anthony Sadler, from Pittsburg, California, and British IT consultant Chris Norman, they managed to wrestle the attacker to the ground, stopping what could have been a deadly terrorist attack.” – Daily Mail

  • Cameron’s ‘knee-jerk’ policies will fail to root out hate preachers, blasts Ahmadiyya leader – Daily Express
  • Miliband dragged into Hillary Clinton email scandal – Daily Mail

News in Brief

  • Councils vent anger over fracking threat – The Times (£)
  • Anti-IDS petition over “fake quotes” row – The Independent
  • Kim Jong Un orders North Korean army to  “prepare for war” – Daily Express
  • Kids Company ‘inflated list of clients by 15,500’ – Daily Mail
  • IRA involvement in Kevin McGuigan murder of ‘great concern’ to officers – Belfast Telegraph
  • Nick Robinson attacks Salmond as election coverage row simmers on – The Guardian
  • Petition to create Scots whisky charter – Scotsman
  • Seagull injures pet cat during “vicious” attack in Prestatyn – Daily Post
  • Invasion of German wasps – The Sun (£)
  • Temperatures to reach 30C this weekend bringing threat of thunderstorms and tornadoes – Daily Telegraph