Articles tagged with Ed Miliband
by Charlotte Henry / 12 Jan 2012 10:55
Last week we had yet more evidence to add to the trial of ‘politicians vs the internet’. Many of our elected officials just seem unable to cope with the concept that the internet is both a public forum, and an extension of how you present yourself to the electorate. Time after time a slip of the keyboard causes them embarrassment, or worse.
The most infamous example is, of course, Anthony Weiner’s ummm….weiner,
by Amber Elliott / 10 Jan 2012 12:54
Ed Miliband went to speak to London Citizens to say, 'Bring it on' to the government today. Bring it on 25 minutes late... But still, bring it on. The venue at the OXO Tower was perfect for such a sassy message. It even featured a dance floor for him to bust out some body-popping, or some cheerleading moves like the film of the same title.
According to the Tories, this is
by Amber Elliott / 10 Jan 2012 07:53
According to a new study published in the Daily Telegraph, power can make people feel physically taller.
Professor Jack Goncalo, who led the research at Cornell University in New York, suggested it presented the possibility that world leaders were less able to feel empathy or connect to 'little people' because they felt bigger themselves.
So which of our current party leaders could have the biggest height complex (according to their approximate
by Caroline Crampton / 06 Jan 2012 14:23
Twitter is awash with tributes to TV presenter Bob Holness, who has died today aged 83. Ed Miliband, who has been criticised this week for his absence from the airwaves so far in 2012, broke his silence to tweet his tribute, which read:
Given that Diane Abbott embroiled the Labour Party in a Twitter-rascism row yesterday, Ed's mistake is all the more ironic... The offending tweet
by Sadie Smith / 19 Dec 2011 10:46
As 2011 draws to a close, it is time to produce one of those generic 'A year in politics' articles, where the winners and losers are announced, the highs and lows analysed again, and everyone asks, once more, whether the AV referendum was really worth the price the Liberal Democrats paid for it.
For most people, politics is something that happens to other people. Not for them the weekly rough and tumble of
by Amber Elliott / 14 Dec 2011 13:07
Today, Ed Miliband was a broken string of fairy lights compared to David Cameron's star at the top of the Christmas tree.
In the last PMQs before the Christmas break, the quips and the one-liners dominated - and the prime minister was feeling festively ferocious.
The leader of the Labour Party presented his first question as an end-of-year report.
"As this is the last prime minister's questions of the year, let
by David Skelton / 14 Dec 2011 10:06
Friday’s European veto by David Cameron has shaken up European and British politics. In the UK, many eurosceptic Tories are jubilant and many pro-European Liberal Democrats are openly hostile to the veto (Nick Clegg’s interview with Andrew Marr and his no show at the Commons debate were extraordinary). However, one of the biggest questions in British politics is how the left as a whole, and Labour in particular, should respond to the veto, the
by Caroline Crampton / 12 Dec 2011 16:51
“Britain remains a full member of the EU, and the events of the last week do nothing to change that.”
So said David Cameron during his statement to the House of Commons on the EU treaty veto, although listening to the gleeful reaction of the Tory backbenches, you could be forgiven for assuming that he’d told the EU where to go and torched it on his way out for good measure.
by Seema Malhotra / 12 Dec 2011 09:59
The challenge of restoring trust and confidence in politicians must surely start by building better connections with the communities we seek to serve.
That’s why I feel such a huge honour – and also a deep responsibility – at being a candidate in the Feltham and Heston by-election.
Feltham is where I grew up, Heston is where I went to school. I’ve been in Hounslow almost all my life, part of a
by Dan Hodges / 09 Dec 2011 14:24
All the talk before today’s early morning brinkmanship was whether our prime minister would win concessions from his European partners, or whack them over the head with his veto. In the end he did neither.
Cameron didn’t arrive at the wife-swapping party without a wife. Instead, he chose to spend the evening with the crossword and a warm cup of cocoa. What those frisky continentals wanted to get up to was a matter
by Caroline Crampton / 07 Dec 2011 12:56
Talking about Europe hasn’t got any easier for David Cameron. One after another, his backbenchers rose during prime minister’s questions to demand that he elaborate his position on fiscal union in the eurozone, and explain his intentions for the repatriation of powers during treaty change discussions.
Over and over again, he declined to provide any details, instead choosing to make vague assertions about how “we will insist on some safeguards for Britain” and
by Francesca Preece / 07 Dec 2011 10:22
It seems champagne socialist Ed Miliband’s honeymoon period is well and truly over. In a new poll, four out of five Labour voters don’t think the younger Miliband is capable of holding the reins of power.
It seems the man who was more than happy enough to walk over his brother for the leadership has been shown for what he is – a chancer.
For all that Labour has done in the