Articles tagged with Ed Miliband
by Amber Elliott / 15 Jun 2011 13:54
Ed Miliband led on how welfare reform will affect cancer patients at PMQs this week. It was a good decision. It's an important issue. And it's an issue you can't play politics with.
There was plenty of potential for David Cameron – a big, succulent mud pie of Tony Blair, Liam Byrne, the Volvo plot, David Miliband's leaked speech and male ostriches…
But Ed Miliband refused to play that game. He couldn't
by Jerry Hayes / 13 Jun 2011 09:22
It really is far too early to write of Ed Miliband. He may be a pretty hopeless leader of the opposition, but he is a by product of history. Labour has to look for a future when all it has is a present, which is a painful and ever recurring past.
But if I were him, I wouldn’t be too worried just yet.
The Labour Party are pretty hopeless executioners. The machinery
by Jamie Reed MP / 10 Jun 2011 12:14
Political convention tells us that the public hates divided political parties. It’s true, of course, and the latest media scrimmage around the re-hash of the old Blair-Brown divide through leaked memos should remind us of two things.
First of all, everyone in the country knew of the fissure between Blair and Brown. Attempts to spin this ancient revelation as genuine news at the end of a truly awful week for the government is
by Amber Elliott / 08 Jun 2011 13:00
U-turns. It should have been all about U-turns. Two U-turns in two days, was the screamingly obvious attack line for Ed Miliband.
But rather than U-turns, the leader of the opposition became rather dizzy from running round in circles.
Yesterday, Cameron put the brakes on key elements of Andrew Lansley's NHS reforms. Then this morning, plans by justice secretary to halve prison sentences for criminals were shelved.
Yet the prime minister
by Chris McCarthy / 07 Jun 2011 14:37
On NHS reform Ed Miliband is urging the government to slow down and “go back to the drawing board.” On the provision of adult social care, however, he is urging them to speed up.
In a press conference this morning on a baking Royal Festival Hall rooftop, the Labour Party leader admitted to being “sickened” by the recent Panorama investigation into the Winterborne View care home.
Attempting to tap into a vein
by Mark Pack / 02 Jun 2011 14:09
The fate of the current 789 members of the House of Lords may depend on the future course of the Government’s proposals for Lords reform, but so too may the fate of the three main party leaders.
For each of them Lords reform offers both an opportunity and a threat. For David Cameron the opportunity is to push on with his mission to change the Conservative Party, modernising it in a continuing
by Caroline Crampton / 01 Jun 2011 12:06
The headline from the ComRes/Independent poll that came out last night was that Labour has lost its lead over the Tories for the first time since October 2010 – they are now level on 37 points.
Good result for the Tories, especially just after a round of local elections were just a few months ago they were bracing themselves for a thrashing. Support for Labour didn’t fall to produce this result. It was
by Gemma Ricketts / 31 May 2011 10:45
How do we give Ed Miliband’s ‘Promise of Britain’ to the next generation? If we keep talking about the ‘Promise of Britain’ by which we mean degrees, jobs and houses then we better make sure that we can deliver on it. To do this we have to better understand our aggrieved ‘have-not’ generation, and not just look at their current situation through the eyes of their ‘have’ parents.
My mum was a first
by Caroline Crampton / 27 May 2011 14:43
Ed and Justine tied the knot this morning in Nottingham. There was no media allowed at the ceremony, which was a very small private affair. Afterwards, they posed for a few pictures. Here's their Wills and Kate balcony moment (only without the red arrows and the grimacing small child):
And here they are with their two sons.
Many congratulations to Ed and Justine, who
by Caroline Crampton / 26 May 2011 12:36
Ed Miliband is getting married tomorrow. It’s supposed to be the happiest day of your life, and well it might be, especially compared to the depressing string of bad news he’s facing today.
First up, Alex Salmond. The newly-reelected Scottish first minister was extremely scathing about Labour and its leader in a recent interview with James Macintyre of Prospect. And given that Salmond has just lead the SNP to a majority in Holyrood
by Caroline Crampton / 25 May 2011 11:35
UPDATE 15:30 - Obama is about to start speaking, but my colleague Amber has just come back from Parliament with a few snippets about how MPs were handling having a president in their midst. Apparently there are police everywhere on the parliamentary estate, and nobody is sure where to go, so MPs are milling about everywhere. One female MP saw Obama's motorcade go past and wanted to wave, but stopped herself because it might
by Amber Elliott / 23 May 2011 17:30
A minor reshuffle has taken place in the shadow cabinet today. It's an odd one.
Supposedly Michael Dugher has been promoted from a shadow ministerial position to PPS to Ed Miliband, while Chuka Umunna has been promoted from PPS to Ed Miliband to a, yup, shadow ministerial position.
The question is – is a shadow ministerial role a promotion from PPS, or is PPS to Ed Miliband a promotion from shadow minister?