Articles tagged with Ed Miliband ( Labour Leader )
by Jerry Latter / 20 Apr 2012 15:35
In PMQs this week, Ed Miliband argued that only the prime minister “could think it was a cause for celebration that over one million young people are still out of work in this country”, as David Cameron sought to see the positive in the first drop in unemployment since last spring.
And, though the figures show that unemployment fell by 35,000, public concern about it shows no sign of halting.
by Sebastian Mann / 06 Mar 2012 14:40
No one will be in any doubt about the purpose of Ed Miliband’s speech the EEF manufacturers’ organisation today. Since last year’s conference speech was criticised for being anti-business, the Labour Party has been searching for a pro-business vision. This was it.
To an assortment of representatives from manufacturing industries, Miliband calmly explained:
“We should not be embarrassed about the need for more patriotism in our economic policy. It is patriotic
by Amber Elliott / 29 Feb 2012 12:55
An engagement proposal is usually a private, magical moment. But David Cameron's use of the leap year tradition had nothing to do with a happy ending.
Using the 29 February as an excuse to break parliamentary tradition, he asked the Labour leader: "Isn't it time he told us what he is for?"
Miliband didn't get an opportunity to respond – the surprise proposal came after his last question.
But from that
by Julia Rampen and Oliver Wiseman / 09 Dec 2011 10:21
German and French leaders were defiant. Nicolas Sarkozy said that they were not about to see the euro “drown”. David Cameron’s request for the UK to be exempt from certain financial regulations was unacceptable. “”We consider on the contrary that a good part of the worries of the world come from the deregulation of financial services.”
Mario Monti, the new Italian prime minister, also described the prime minister's request
by Holly Smith / 27 Sep 2011 11:44
Another party conference, another leader’s speech; this afternoon Ed Miliband will make his keynote speech at Labour Party conference. Here’s an early indication of what he’s expected to say.
• Target irresponsible businesses and neighbours
• Criticise asset strippers, such as Southern Cross
• Applaud wealth creators, who contribute to the economy through training and job creation
• Call for businesses
by Amber Elliott / 22 Sep 2011 16:27
Contrary to reports from Ed Miliband in the New Statesman, it appears that David will be at conference.
The Movement for Change website reads: "In addition to debate and discussion
by Amber Elliott / 07 Sep 2011 13:02
Have you noticed that Ed Miliband wants to emphasise he's on the side of the nation?
If you haven't, then this week's PMQs would have hammered it home – with a comedy-sized club.
It wasn't subtle.
"We are talking about people in this country…"
"The country and I are simply asking for an explanation…"
"I think he has convinced the country that he is on another planet…"
by Amber Elliott / 19 Apr 2011 14:18
This morning shadow defence secretary Jim Murphy was among another crop of Labour MPs to come out against AV.
Murphy argues that his reasons have nothing to do with "Cleggophobia".
"There are many people I know who are voting No simply to spite Nick Clegg, but I’m not one of them," he says.
But it is also wrong to suggest that by voting against AV, Murphy et al are being
by Caroline Crampton / 07 Mar 2011 13:08
Tomorrow is International Women’s Day, and Labour is marking it by appointing Cherie Blair to lead a Labour group on improving the lives of women in developing countries.
Labour is undergoing a policy review at the moment, so it is hardly surprising that Harriet Harman, as shadow international development minister and former equalities minister, has combined her two interests by creating this group. As my colleague Ben Duckworth reported last week, even
by Amber Elliott / 02 Mar 2011 13:18
The skill of a great comedian is timing. Neither David Cameron nor Ed Miliband had 'em rolling in the aisles this week at PMQs.
Ed seemed to get stage fright and David was too busy making himself laugh.
At one stage the prime minister actually got the giggles, grinding to a halt on his exchange with the Labour leader on Sure Start centres.
Ed Miliband should have won the exchange. His