Articles tagged with Ed Miliband
by Amber Elliott / 03 Jul 2012 15:06
Mark Serwotka does not like the idea of Tony Blair's second political wave.
"Any idea of a return to politics for Tony Blair is appalling," he tells me.
"He's done his damage and he's best doing what he does now."
We have been speaking about the PCS's decision to field candidates at future elections – potentially even standing anti-austerity figures against the Labour Party (you can read about that here).
by Francesca Preece / 20 Jun 2012 09:24
David Miliband has offered an olive branch to his former electoral sparring partner Ed by revealing that his brother could win the general election in 2015.
Who knew politicians had a sense of humour?
Perhaps David should replace Jimmy Carr, the new public enemy, on the 10 O'Clock Live after that classic gag.
Now I’m not much of a gambler but I don’t think the odds would be very favourable
by Vicky Wong / 12 Jun 2012 09:42
The Leveson Inquiry will resume tomorrow to hear from Nick Clegg and Alex Salmond.
Summary of today's evidence
Both Ed Miliband and Harriet Harman want the Leveson Inquiry to look into the issue of media ownership in the interests of "media plurality".
Harman says that she has spoken to editors to agree on a set of principles and has said that there is "more of what they don't want
by Amber Elliott / 12 Jun 2012 09:26
Ed Miliband is expected to present his vision for how he sees the press being reformed, when he appears before Leveson this afternoon.
While those around him remain tight-lipped about what he might say, he is likely to follow in the footsteps of Tony Blair who put forward a fuller picture of how he sees media regulation.
The former Labour prime minister urged Lord Justice Leveson to "drain the poison from the
by Emma Burnell / 11 Jun 2012 09:03
For me, my life, my memories and my experience of Englishness was formed in Stoke Newington where I grew up. All those things that made me English, including, but hardly limited to my birth in this particular geographical location happened in or near there.
But I know Englishness when I see it. And I see it everywhere in England.
Emma Burnell (in the 80s
by Emma Burnell / 29 May 2012 13:22
The Labour Party has – except for a few stragglers – largely got over the battles around the leadership. The result that was announced in the autumn of 2010 has finally been accepted in the spring of 2012 as Ed has had a good year and capitalised well on the government having a worse one.
This is probably a relief to all sides (again except for a tiny handful of stragglers). Not because
by Ben Duckworth / 22 May 2012 10:10
Ed Miliband is on the cover and Jim Pickard examines what makes the Labour leader tick, his relationship with his brother David and shadow chancellor Ed Balls, and whether he is providing a transformative lead for his party.
Inside this issue you will find:
Jim Pickard's cover feature looking at Ed Miliband as Labour leader.
- The relationship between Ed Miliband and Ed Balls: “They’re like chalk and cheese,”
by Amber Elliott / 21 May 2012 11:26
Social mobility is about more than just getting kids into university.
That was Ed Miliband's message this morning as he spoke to the Sutton Trust.
The Labour leader declared: "We must reject the snobbery that says the only route to social mobility runs through university."
He's right, of course.
It would be great if people didn't turn their noses up so much at vocational training or apprenticeships.
by Emma Burnell / 15 May 2012 11:55
It’s reshuffle time again. Let joy in Westminster be uncontained. Rumours abound. Who’s up? Who’s down? Who’s in, out or sideways?
For Labour questions include the unlikely Will this be a glorious leftist revolution? and the more likely Will it be steady as she goes? The coalition have more to worry about right now. Does Cameron have enough women in the Tory Party to move Theresa May, Cheryl Gillan, Baroness Warsi
by Caroline Crampton / 09 May 2012 16:08
Ed Miliband’s detractors, whether from other parties or inside his own, will try and chalk his strong performance responding the Queen’s Speech this afternoon up to the latitude afforded by opposition. It is easier to oppose than to govern, they will say, so it’s no wonder that the Labour leader bested the prime minister.
And that’s true, in part, but not in whole. The relative merits of government and opposition aside, Ed Miliband
by Caroline Crampton / 04 May 2012 10:24
There can be no doubt about it - last night was Labour's night. So far, Miliband's party has held onto the 28 councils they already controlled and taken a further 28. At the time of writing, with 99 of 181 councils declared, they have an additional 469 councillors to their ranks. The Conservatives have lost 277 seats so far, and to add to their woes, Nottingham, Manchester, Bradford and Coventry have voted against having
by Caroline Crampton / 30 Apr 2012 12:09
The chemistry between Ed Miliband and Ed Balls at their joint Q &A today was the strongest I’ve seen it in a long time – they were slapping each other on the back, finishing the other’s sentences, making jokes together – a veritable bromance. They had ostensibly set up the event to talk about falling living standards and the news that the UK is now in a double-dip recession, although usual form with these