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Ed Miliband

David Cameron and George Osborne Visit Eastbourne Pier

The fatal contradiction at the heart of the Tory message: there is no money, except for people we like.

18 December 2014 16:55

Next year’s general election looks like being the most gruesomely entertaining in years. Entertaining because no-one knows what is going to happen; gruesome because of the protagonists and the sorry misfortune… Continue reading

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PMQs sketch: Three senior politicians are accused of mass murder

17 December 2014 16:53

Time travel came to PMQs today. The leaders discussed what year it will be in 2020. The answer, naturally, isn’t 2020. Ed Miliband quoted the OBR and claimed that the… Continue reading

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Labour Leader Ed Miliband Gives A Speech On The Economy

It’s beginning to feel a lot like a General Election

15 December 2014 10:27

David Cameron is talking about the ‘great, black, ominous cloud’ that Labour’s economic plans would put over the British economy. Labour is talking about its immigration policies while trying not… Continue reading

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Why both the Tories and Labour now want a fight on the economy

14 December 2014 10:01

Tomorrow, in a sign of how keen the Tories are to keep the political debate focused on it, both David Cameron and George Osborne will give speeches on the economy.… Continue reading

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Labour Party leader Ed Miliband speaks to business leaders on December 11, 2014 in London, England. Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

What we learnt from Miliband’s Big Speech, with no Big Announcement

11 December 2014 14:41

Ed Miliband’s speech on reducing the deficit has attracted a fair bit of criticism for not telling us very much that’s new. It was supposed to be a Big Speech,… Continue reading

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Ed Miliband and Ed Balls

Labour now thinks it is safe to reject the Tory narrative on the economy

11 December 2014 7:58

Labour has returned to a bit more of an even keel in the past few wintry weeks after a torrid autumn. Plotters are resigned to letting Ed Miliband fight the… Continue reading

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Miliband chooses the wrong day to have a good PMQs

3 December 2014 13:03

Ed Miliband has just managed to have a really good PMQs on a day when there is such a big story following the session that it will barely get reported.… Continue reading

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Mark Reckless (‘Boo!!’) asks his question at PMQs

PMQs sketch: In sickness and in health

26 November 2014 17:25

Health, health, health. Viewers of PMQs must be sick of it by now. Health this, health that. Health, health. On and on. Ad nauseam. Today’s exchanges involved the usual tussle… Continue reading

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PMQs: Ukip’s presence unnerves both the Tories and Labour

26 November 2014 13:36

Ed Miliband is determined to talk about the NHS as much as possible at PMQs while David Cameron wants the economy to be Topic A. The result: Miliband asks about… Continue reading

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Rochester and Strood Parliamentary By-Election

The saga of Ed Miliband and White Van Man reveals a politics based on grievance and cowardice

24 November 2014 14:42

Say this for the current state of British politics: it keeps finding new lows. A while back I made the mistake of suggesting voters might already have priced-in Ed Miliband’s… Continue reading

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Ed Miliband's Speech To Scottish Labour Party Conference

No breathing space for Miliband and Labour

23 November 2014 10:06

This was meant to be the weekend when Ed Miliband got some ‘breathing space’, a chance to recover after the last torrid few weeks. But his—and his party’s—troubles are still… Continue reading

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Ed Miliband reveals he ‘feels respect’ whenever he sees a white van

21 November 2014 15:21

The fallout from Emily Thornberry’s ‘snobbish’ photo of a flag-furnished house in Rochester looks like it still has plenty of gas. The house’s owner, Dan Ware, has travelled to Thornberry’s… Continue reading

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Emily Thornberry resigns over Rochester Tweet

20 November 2014 22:32

Emily Thornberry has resigned from the shadow Cabinet for sending a Tweet that appeared to mock a Rochester voter who was flying several St George’s Cross from their window and… Continue reading

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Labour tries to avoid Commons humiliation over the West Lothian question

20 November 2014 12:05

MPs are preparing to debate devolution this afternoon, with a motion from Dominic Raab which includes a call for a review of the Barnett formula and a resolution to the… Continue reading

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Labour Leader Ed Miliband waits to enter the hall to address supporters on November 13, 2014 in London.

PMQs sketch: Labour and Ed Miliband are the ones who are really out of touch

19 November 2014 18:23

Ironic Tory roars greeted Miliband’s ascent to the vertical at PMQs today. He assumed his habitual spanked puppy look. It’s quite a sight, Ed’s expression of frosty endurance. Part dismay,… Continue reading

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Cameron and Miliband exchange insults at PMQs

19 November 2014 13:44

PMQs is in a rut. The exchanges between Cameron and Miliband now descend into the trading of insults even faster than they did before and both sides simply use PMQs… Continue reading

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Myleene Klass attacks Ed Miliband’s ‘sexy’ mansion tax

18 November 2014 11:47

Myleene Klass had a bit of a go at Ed Miliband last night when she appeared next to the Labour leader on The Agenda. She was very cross about what… Continue reading

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One of Ed Miliband's spin doctors looks on as he delivers his speech. Picture: Getty

Labour’s war on the media is working, as activists turn on hacks

13 November 2014 17:36

Labour’s efforts to demonise the hostile anti-Ed media is working. At the Labour leader’s eighth ‘relaunch’ speech on Thursday at Senate House, every single question from journalists was greeted by… Continue reading

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Ed Miliband turns down head-to-head debate with Nigel Farage

13 November 2014 15:58

Earlier today, Ukip leader Nigel Farage sent what appeared to be a typewritten letter to Ed Miliband challenging him to a head-to-head debate. The Labour leader has now used a more… Continue reading

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Labour Leader Ed Miliband Makes A Speech In Defence Of His Leadership

Coffee Shots: Miliband heads for the exit

13 November 2014 15:24

One of the things that every political team needs is a Liz Sugg. Sugg works in Downing Street and makes sure that every trip the Prime Minister makes anywhere runs… Continue reading

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Labour Leader Ed Miliband Makes A Speech In Defence Of His Leadership

Ed Miliband’s make-or-break speech: ‘I’m willing to put up with whatever is thrown at me’

13 November 2014 15:15

Ed Miliband’s make-or-break speech this morning was fine. That’s fine as in it did the job just fine, rather than that it was a fine speech that his party will… Continue reading

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Labour’s two biggest problems—and neither of them is Ed Miliband

13 November 2014 11:00

The knives are out again for Ed Miliband this morning. But the Labour leader is the least of his party’s problems. Labour has still not come up with answers to… Continue reading

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Ed Miliband's Speech To Scottish Labour Party Conference

Podcast: the death of the left, Rochester and Strood and equality in marriage

13 November 2014 8:50

Has Ed Miliband found himself on the wrong side of history? In this week’s View from 22 podcast, James Forsyth discusses his Spectator cover feature on the plight of progressives with John… Continue reading

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Miliband to pitch himself against Goliaths in fightback speech

12 November 2014 22:56

Ed Miliband has a speech billed as his make-or-break fightback proof-I’d-make-a-great-PM tomorrow morning. In truth, it’s rarely right to bill one political speech as The fightback, at least in voters’… Continue reading

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Ed Miliband on the campaign trail. Picture: Getty

How can Labour overcome Ed Miliband’s poor appeal to voters?

12 November 2014 13:23

How do Labour campaigners overcome the Ed Miliband problem on the doorstep? Today’s Standard poll finds just 13 per cent of voters think he is ready to be Prime Minister,… Continue reading

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