Besides the summer solstice yesterday there was the launch of the "Treasury Review of Co-operative and Credit Union legislation". The Co-operative Party has been pressing for a new act for years. Launched by Ed Balls MP, that's him in the photo. There is a gallery of pictures - Peter Hunt Co-op Party Secretary does the introductions etc, and Andy Love MP gets in a lot of the shots. Link.
The consultation will result in the creation of a cost effective legislation enabling the mutual sector to compete in the modern economy.
The document is here in PDF. Good weblog entry at Politics For People who were at the event.