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EdStone architect Torsten Bell carves out new job

EdStone architect Torsten Bell carves out new job

04 Sep 2015 13:07

One of Ed Miliband’s former top advisers is to become director of the Resolution Foundation think tank.

Torsten Bell served as Miliband's director of policy in the last parliament. His new job was revealed on Twitter by Guardian political editor Patrick Wintour, who described Bell as “Labour's best policy brain”.

What Wintour did not say was that Bell is now best-known in Labour circles as the architect of the famous 'Ed Stone' - the

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Watch: Stella Creasy calls out her trolls in campaign film

Watch: Stella Creasy calls out her trolls in campaign film

04 Sep 2015 11:45

Labour deputy leadership hopeful Stella Creasy has taken a novel approach to the online abuse she receives from trolls.

The Walthamstow MP has released a new campaign video in which she acknowledges that the Labour Party is spamming too many of its members with unwanted emails.

She also shares some of the offensive emails sent her way during the deputy leadership contest.

In the style of the BBC's Points of View, Creasy adopts a faux

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Did Downing Street threaten media over refugee crisis coverage?

Did Downing Street threaten media over refugee crisis coverage?

04 Sep 2015 09:38

David Cameron has been subject to significant behind-the-scenes lobbying from Tory MPs who believe Britain should take in many more people fleeing Syria’s civil war.

While a number of Conservatives voiced their thoughts publicly yesterday, many more lobbied the PM in private.

International development secretary Justine Greening and education secretary Nicky Morgan are among those understood to have discreetly pushed for more action.

But what else has been happening behind the scenes?

In recent

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Pics of David Cameron's wedding emerge with dancefloor details

Pics of David Cameron's wedding emerge with dancefloor details

03 Sep 2015 17:02

Previously unpublished pictures of David and Samantha Cameron’s wedding have emerged on the internet – almost 19 years after the event took place.

The images appeared on the Tatler website today, accompanied by a number of revelations about the wedding, which took place in October 1996 at Sam Cam’s mother's home in Oxfordshire

In particular, we learn that “the dancing was greatly enhanced by a band that switched the tempo from reggae to reeling in

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Tory MPs join calls for Cameron to change tune on refugee crisis

Tory MPs join calls for Cameron to change tune on refugee crisis

03 Sep 2015 09:26

David Cameron is facing growing pressure to shift his stance on the Europe-wide migrant crisis, with Conservative MPs and the Scottish Tory leader among those speaking out.

The prime minister has faced accusations of heartlessness after he insisted yesterday that Britain should not take any further refugees from the war-torn Middle East.

“I don’t think there is an answer that can be achieved simply by taking more and more refugees.”

Last night, Yvette Cooper penned

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Furious Hacked Off campaigners hit out over Rebekah Brooks comeback at News UK

Furious Hacked Off campaigners hit out over Rebekah Brooks comeback at News UK

02 Sep 2015 16:40

As News Corp has confirmed Rebekah Brooks as chief executive of News UK, it’s fair to say that Hacked Off campaigners are not jumping for joy.

The publisher of the Times, Sunday Times and the Sun has brought back Brooks a year after she was cleared of all charges related to the phone-hacking scandal.

News UK has also hired Daily Mail deputy editor Tony Gallagher as editor-in-chief of the Sun. Incumbent David Dinsmore moves into

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Cameron 'will not waver' on free schools as Corbyn plans to kill them off

Cameron 'will not waver' on free schools as Corbyn plans to kill them off

02 Sep 2015 09:32

David Cameron has declared that the Government "will not waver" in its plans to open more free schools – as Jeremy Corbyn has said he would move in entirely the opposite direction.

The prime minister spoke out as another 18 free schools were given the green light.

It means that a total of 252 of the schools have been opened across England. And Cameron said another 500 were on the way:

"Today’s announcement shows that

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Plaudits for Yvette Cooper as she breaks political taboo on refugees

Plaudits for Yvette Cooper as she breaks political taboo on refugees

01 Sep 2015 14:42

Yvette Cooper has won rave reviews for a major speech today in which she called for the UK to take as many as 10,000 people fleeing the political turmoil in the Middle East.

The shadow home secretary and Labour leadership contender called for the UK to be true to its values and history by taking in more refugees.

In doing so, Cooper broke the political taboo on the British response to the European-wide refugee crisis

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David Miliband reveals pain of losing to Ed in email to Hillary Clinton

David Miliband reveals pain of losing to Ed in email to Hillary Clinton

01 Sep 2015 10:21

Newly-released emails show how David Miliband confided in Hillary Clinton after he lost the 2010 Labour leadership race to Ed Miliband.

The former foreign secretary emailed the then US secretary of state to thank her for a “poignant” message after he was defeated by his younger brother in the battle to lead the party.

He then revealed his pain at losing – and suggested this was compounded by the fact that it was his brother

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Kanye West: I’ve decided to run for president

Kanye West: I’ve decided to run for president

31 Aug 2015 18:45

Kanye West said that he will run for president in 2020 as he gave a speech at the MTV Music Video Awards.

West made the announcement at the end of a rambling 10-minute address in which he also suggested he had “rolled up a little something to knock the edge off” before speaking.

He then announced his presidential ambitions before walking off the stage:

“And yes, as you probably could’ve guessed in this moment, I’ve

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