Articles tagged with Ed Miliband
by Amber Elliott / 26 Sep 2011 08:37
Was it a deliberate choice to write for The Times today as Ed Balls is making his speech?
I was asked for a piece for the Monday, finished it yesterday.
I thought your statement that the City would not vote for Ed Miliband was quite interesting. What makes you say that?
Well, I think during the years of New Labour – both through Gordon’s period as chancellor and Alistair’s –
by Gráinne Maguire / 25 Sep 2011 08:12
Ed Miliband wants to open the Labour party up to the public, engage the squeezed middle and connect with the quiet majority in silent crisis. He's invited members of the public to attend a day of the party's bash in Liverpool.
Well Edward, thanks for the invite; I am that public. I live my life in an almost permanent state of crisis, at varying levels of amplitude and my middle is
by Caroline Crampton / 15 Sep 2011 11:25
Have you got your copy of The Purple Book yet? No? What do you mean, you aren't that bothered about yet another colour-coded attempt by a political party to analyse itself and project its future?
The Guardian has a handy guide here to what it's calling the "multicoloured political swap shop" - essential reading if you need to bluff your way through conference season on the difference between Blue Labour and Red
by Richard Roberts / 14 Sep 2011 15:19
Does the UK really need another gay rights organisation? The group of MPs and celebrities who gathered in Parliament yesterday for Kaleidoscope’s launch seemed to think the answer was yes.
According to David Chalmers, one of Kaleidoscope’s founding directors, what the local groups currently in existence around the world lack “is a way of getting their message across to governments both in their own country and here in the UK.” This is where
by Caroline Crampton / 14 Sep 2011 12:40
A rarely-sighted incarnation of the prime minister came out to play for PMQs today – David Cameron’s angry alter ego. Usually so suave, able to find a way of deflecting the most factually-demanding question, today he allowed Ed Miliband’s single-minded cross-examination on the unemployment figures released this morning to get under his skin.
“He and the government are a byword for complacency on unemployment,” declared Miliband. “Youth unemployment was falling at the time
by Richard Roberts / 13 Sep 2011 13:07
The dust is beginning to settle after the scrum caused by MPs in Portcullis House yesterday lunchtime, all desperate to get their hands on a copy of the Boundary Commission’s proposals for changing constituency boundaries in England. While there is still a lengthy consultation process to come, the impact this review is likely to have on the futures of sitting MPs is beginning to become clear. Many in Westminster today still seem to be
by Holly Smith / 13 Sep 2011 11:32
‘Strikes are always a consequence of failure’ said Ed Miliband this morning as he carried on his crusade to distance himself from Trade Unions.
The Labour leader is painfully aware that he was elected to the position of Labour leader on the back of the union vote. Above all, he wants to avoid the nickname ‘Red Ed’. In June Miliband refused to back Union strike action in the now infamous BBC interview
by Jonathan Carr-West / 16 Aug 2011 09:49
David Cameron and Ed Milliband both gave speeches yesterday setting out their responses to the riots that convulsed our cities last week. As might have been expected their rhetorical emphases were different and played to their respective constituencies: Milliband stressed the impact of socio-economic factors and a lack of opportunity upon the rioters, Cameron personal responsibility, the need for a tough police response and the failings of a 'human rights culture'. Milliband
by James Symonds / 15 Aug 2011 13:31
Miliband has certainly worked hard on his media performances. This speech was delivered with authority and whatever was done to that nasal passage seems to have worked (to a certain degree). He personalised himself with the audience giving the old “this week I did something that politicians don’t do enough of - went out onto the streets.... People told me their stories, their personal, powerful stories.” Story telling on all sides seems to be
by Fern Tomlinson / 08 Aug 2011 11:58
David Lammy MP: “For every person on camera throwing stones there will be 1,000 others off camera rebuilding what has been destroyed. This is the Tottenham I was born in, the Tottenham I grew up in and that I live in”. (Mirror)
Nick de Bois MP: Those involved in the riots “moved into residential streets once the police got near and got into Golf GTIs to speed to their next
by Amber Elliott / 21 Jul 2011 11:35
This is the full transcript of Amber's interview with Ronnie Campbell on 26 May 2011 for the 'What's left of the Labour left?' article
Where do you put yourself in the Labour spectrum?
A lot of people don't like the Left/Right definition.
I am proudly left. Always have been. When I started politics, I wasn't left I must admit that. But I think being in the miners' union
by Charlotte Henry / 20 Jul 2011 14:39
There is nothing like a good old crisis to separate the wheat from the chaff, and phone hacking has been no different. Who then, has come out looking good from this fiasco, and who hasn’t?
Ed Miliband: Pushed his luck a bit when he implied Cameron should stand down as PM, but for the most part Ed M has done what he needed to do, and made sure that the issue