Articles tagged with Ed Miliband
by Martin Shapland / 01 Apr 2011 09:32
It could just be me, but while David Cameron revealed during PMQs that he finds Ed Balls the most annoying MP in politics, I personally find Ed Miliband quite ridiculous.
Perhaps it’s because he looks a bit awkward? While he seems nice enough, in reality he has all the dynamism of a broken action man doll.
He claims he is the voice of Middle Britain, and that the
by Caroline Crampton / 31 Mar 2011 10:25
I know, given the competition, it was never going to be wedding of the year, but Ed Miliband's wedding has generated its fair share of interest already.
A source close to the Labour leader told me last night that after the story was broken by the Doncaster Free Press yesterday, one of the first phone calls the team fielded was from OK! magazine. Apparently a sum wasn't discussed, but they were told that
by Caroline Crampton / 30 Mar 2011 16:48
As EyeSpyMP cunningly revealed quite a while ago, Ed Miliband is getting married. On May 27, in an ‘intimate’ ceremony that won’t be ‘following all the conventions’.
Putting aside all the issues of all the Daily Mail ‘unmarried mother’ ranting (and there are many, believe me), there is one thing that stands out.
According to the Doncaster Free Press, who had the exclusive story on the date, Ed is not
by Caroline Crampton / 29 Mar 2011 16:08
Ed Miliband has vowed to “refound Labour”, and launched the “Refounding Labour” project, headed up by National Policy Forum chair Peter Hain.
This new document, and the report that Patrick Wintour has done about it in the Guardian, revives the idea that non-Labour Party members who register themselves as “supporters” could vote in future leadership elections. Hain himself is quoted as saying that this “new category of membership” would get
by Harry Cole / 29 Mar 2011 13:20
“The workers... united... will never be defeated” was the cry that went round central London on Saturday as the TUC mobilised hoards of Community Space Challenger Coordinators, Assistants to the Regional Diversity Strategists, shop-stewards, press officers and the rest of the normally invisible back end of the public sector. Suddenly they have realised that the party is over and the real world of sustainable public spending is calling. Needless to say they don’t like
by Ben Duckworth / 28 Mar 2011 14:16
Ed Miliband’s appearance at the TUC rally on Saturday has provoked plenty of comment about the direction of the Labour Party. Today we’ve put online the full Douglas Alexander interview from the current issue of the magazine. Much of the interview is unsurprisingly taken up with discussing Libya. But Alexander, Labour’s general election co-ordinator in 2010, also discusses how Labour becomes electable again - not only by opposing the coalition but becoming
25 Mar 2011 07:33
Day two of the European Council, attended by Prime Minister David Cameron
Plaid Cymru Spring Conference, Cardiff
13:00 Ed Miliband speaks at Labour Party People’s Policy Forum in Nottingham
18:30 Shadow Foreign Minister Stephen Twigg, Conservative MEP Robert Atkins and Lib Dem MEP Chris David are panellists at the Foreign Policy Centre discussing the UK / EU relationship under the Coalition
What’s been said
by Caroline Crampton / 18 Mar 2011 13:39
If you haven’t already seen it, I would highly recommend watching David Cameron’s statement to the Commons on Libya and the UN resolution.
The gravitas of the situation naturally affected the tone of the debate. But watching Cameron soberly and forcefully laying out his
by Caroline Crampton / 17 Mar 2011 15:57
The pro-AV campaign is struggling, plagued by infighting and petty squabbling.
Ed Miliband’s involvement in the campaign is not without its drawbacks, either. As Ben highlighted earlier, according to the latest Ipsos MORI figures, he is just as unpopular as Nick Clegg, the man Miliband said on Monday should “lie low” in case his unpopularity did more harm than good to the Yes to AV campaign.
by Ben Duckworth / 17 Mar 2011 11:40
I’m back from a briefing by Ipsos MORI in Parliament on next week’s Budget and some eye-catching stuff came out of it. It was a wide-ranging poll but here are some of the headlines. Ed Miliband (36%) is less popular than Nick Clegg (41%)! They’re both equal on 51% for the proportion of the public who do not like them. The common narrative is that Nick Clegg is the most reviled man in Britain – this poll
by Caroline Crampton / 17 Mar 2011 10:48
As I noted after his monthly press conference on Monday, Ed Miliband was clearly uncomfortable when asked exactly why his scheduled appearance at a cross-party Yes to AV rally on Tuesday was cancelled. He was meant to share a platform with Charles Kennedy and Caroline Lucas, but the event was called off at the last minute. He told the assembled hacks that the reason for the cancellation was that Nick Clegg had withdrawn
by Chris McCarthy / 17 Mar 2011 00:00
10:30 Secretary of state for the environment Caroline Spelman takes questions in the Commons
13:30 Tanni Grey-Thompson and Crimes Prevention Minister James Brokenshire launch the 'Teenage Kicks' report at Lilian Baylis School
14:00 Plaid Cymru hold a press conference on party’s expectations for next week’s budget and its implication for Wales
14:30 The House of Commons debates 'the matter of North Africa and the Middle East'