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Bill de Blasio and Ed Miliband each making a food-based gaffe.

Anything Bill can do, Ed can do too

24 September 2014 20:28

The hall may have been half empty during his speech, but New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said lots of nice things about Ed Miliband during the closing session of Labour… Continue reading

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Four reasons why this year’s Labour party conference felt so weak

24 September 2014 17:32

There are many reasons why Labour conference felt flat this year, and many of them are out of the party’s control. It cannot help that its MPs and a number… Continue reading

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Labour Leader Ed Miliband Gives His Keynote Speech At the Annual Party Conference

‘It just wasn’t a speech that you would say if you were Prime Minister.’

24 September 2014 16:59

Labour conference has now finished. Today was better than the others, but the delegates still struggled to show their enthusiasm when Ed Miliband reappeared on the stage this afternoon. Three… Continue reading

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Gareth, Ed, Hampstead Heath. What are you trying to tell us Newsnight?

24 September 2014 14:23

Yesterday ‘Gareth’ was just the bloke from a software company, but Ed Miliband helped transform him into an internet sensation and telly star in a matter of hours after mentioning… Continue reading

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Day One - The Labour Party Holds Its Annual Party Conference

Ed Miliband’s unlucky conference

24 September 2014 9:29

Ed Miliband is not having much luck this conference. First, there’s the fact that it has come straight after the Scottish referendum, making it feel a bit small. Second, other… Continue reading

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Labour Leader Ed Miliband Gives His Keynote Speech At the Annual Party Conference

Ed Miliband: a prophet without notes

24 September 2014 9:14

Why does Ed Miliband think memorising a speech is more important than convincing voters that Labour really can be tough on the deficit? It wasn’t just his performance yesterday, in… Continue reading

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The deficit and immigration: were there two worse topics for Ed Miliband to forget?

23 September 2014 22:35

No notes speech have been Ed Miliband’s political party trick. His One Nation speech two years ago ended speculation about his leadership and last year’s energy price freeze effort knocked… Continue reading

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Miliband’s people

23 September 2014 22:14

Have you met Ed Miliband recently? Then he probably namechecked you in his speech earlier today. Unless you talked about the deficit or immigration, that is. Here’s the full list… Continue reading

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Podcast special: Miliband’s speech, the verdict

23 September 2014 17:40

Ed Miliband has spoken – for 65 minutes – snarling at Tories, while laying out his 10-year plan and presenting himself as the man who can shake up the complacent… Continue reading

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Miliband’s speech showed he couldn’t care less about leading ‘one nation’

23 September 2014 17:11

I think I’m about the only journalist to have watched Ed Miliband’s speech and think it wasn’t awful. Here in Manchester, the consensus seems to be that this was as bad… Continue reading

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Labour Leader Ed Miliband Gives His Keynote Speech At the Annual Party Conference

Ed Miliband’s speech, like the rest of this conference, was poor but just about enough

23 September 2014 17:10

Whether or not Ed Miliband’s speech was a success depends on what sort of aim he had for it: heave Labour over the general election line using his party base,… Continue reading

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Labour Leader Ed Miliband Speech At The Science Museum

Miliband’s dividing lines

23 September 2014 13:15

The more we learn about Ed Miliband’s speech (to be given later this afternoon), the clearer the dividing lines that it is drawing are. The word is that Miliband will… Continue reading

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Justine Thornton becomes Justine Miliband for Labour campaign

23 September 2014 10:53

Having spent four years sticking to a wave at the end of conference and the odd photograph together with her husband, Justine Thornton has burst onto centre stage at Labour’s… Continue reading

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Miliband aide: Labour has never addressed the way the economy works

22 September 2014 12:02

What’s Ed Miliband’s vision for the economy? We’ll get the public version of that vision in a short while when Ed Balls gives his speech to the Labour conference, but… Continue reading

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Westminster leaders must now prove they can keep their promises

21 September 2014 13:57

The Westminster party leaders have disagreed with much Alex Salmond has said recently. But it’s pretty difficult to fault the assessment of the aftermath of the referendum that he gave… Continue reading

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Labour Leader Ed Miliband Speech At The Science Museum

Miliband confronted by the English Question

21 September 2014 10:30

Ed Miliband wouldn’t have wanted to spend his big, pre-conference interview talking about English votes for English law but that’s what he had to do on Marr this morning. Miliband… Continue reading

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Miliband’s carnival of constitutional tinkering

19 September 2014 18:01

There is a certain irony in the fact that Miliband is protecting his party’s Scottish advantage by accusing the Prime Minister of allowing ‘this moment to be used for narrow… Continue reading

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Whoever wins Scotland’s referendum, the ‘yes’ side has emphatically won the campaign

18 September 2014 11:40

As I left Edinburgh this morning, en route to Inverness, I passed about four ‘yes’ activists cheerily wishing me good morning, asking if I have voted and would I like… Continue reading

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Podcast: Stay with us, Scotland!

11 September 2014 10:34

With only seven days to go until the referendum, urgent action is needed to help save the Union. In this week’s issue, we asked Spectator readers to write to Scottish… Continue reading

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Ed Miliband speaking today. Picture: Getty

Cameron and Miliband have panicked well today

10 September 2014 16:34

While Westminster sent its own plea to Scottish voters, David Cameron and Ed Miliband were both making fine, impassioned speeches that both tried to scotch the SNP line that a… Continue reading

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Cameron, Clegg and Miliband head to Scotland to make the case for the Union

9 September 2014 12:41

David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband are combining forces and heading to Scotland tomorrow to make the case for the UK. Here’s their joint statement: ‘There is a lot… Continue reading

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How can Ed Miliband make the most of Tory chaos over Carswell?

3 September 2014 11:56

Ed Miliband would never have seen it coming, but he’s starting his first PMQs of the autumn term in a jolly good place. Labour MPs that I’ve spoken to over… Continue reading

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The Sun shows Miliband how to party

3 September 2014 11:44

It’s what you might call a Millwall strategy: Mr S hears the Sun will be parking a very large, metaphorical tank on Ed Miliband’s lawn following the row over the… Continue reading

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Alex Salmond is within sight of his promised land: Scottish independence is more than just a dream.

2 September 2014 14:03

I don’t want to appear too immodest but, you know, I told you so. Back in February I wrote an article for this paper warning that Scotland’s independence referendum would be… Continue reading

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Ukip set for crushing Clacton win

31 August 2014 9:39

David Cameron and the Tories’ electoral hopes are about to take a long walk on Clacton’s short pier. A poll in the Mail on Sunday today has Ukip on 64%… Continue reading

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