Ed Miliband

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All hail Lord Livermore, king of Labour campaigning

28 August 2015 12:54

It’s fair to say that the appointment of Ed Miliband’s ex-campaign director Spencer Livermore to the House of Lords hasn’t gone down well in Labour circles. Harriet Harman was said… Continue reading

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Coffee Shots: Ed Miliband does a ‘Jeremy Corbyn’

20 August 2015 12:37

This summer a new craze has taken hold of several politicians. Inspired by the frenzy Jeremy Corbyn’s ‘world weary sea dog’ beard has caused amongst women, both Ed Vaizey and… Continue reading

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Russell Brand comes to Jeremy Corbyn’s defence

19 August 2015 16:08

Jeremy Corbyn has been having a difficult time of late. The Labour leadership favourite has become increasingly tetchy with the media after facing questions about his links to a Holocaust denier, as… Continue reading

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Ed Miliband won’t say anything until after the Labour leadership contest is over

17 August 2015 16:17

Why is Ed Miliband not intervening to stop Jeremy Corbyn? Some Labourites see the former leader’s silence on the issue as a dereliction of duty, and hope to increase the… Continue reading

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Lynton Crosby offers Nigel Farage some career advice

6 August 2015 17:22

In an interview with Sky News Australia, David Cameron’s former election strategist Lynton Crosby has today offered his thoughts on the Prime Minister’s rivals. Unsurprisingly, his conclusions are hardly flattering.… Continue reading

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Milifandom founder backs Andy Burnham for Labour leader

1 August 2015 10:10

Although the Milifandom wasn’t enough to lead Ed Miliband to victory at the polls, the cult movement did at least bring the former Labour leader’s lagging campaign some momentum in the… Continue reading

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The magazine Red Pepper have mocked up an image of Jeremy Corbyn in the style of Shepard Fairey's famous 'Hope' poster

Coffee Shots: Jeremy Corbyn, the ‘British Obama’

31 July 2015 17:04

Ahead of the election, Ed Miliband’s senior advisor David Axelrod was asked if the Labour politician had as much potential to succeed as his former client Barack Obama. His reply? ‘I think… Continue reading

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Who is to blame for the rise of Jeremy Corbyn? Ed Miliband

22 July 2015 17:23

Well, look, it’s Ed Miliband’s fault isn’t it? Thrice over in fact. First for winning the Labour leadership, then for leading the party in the way he did and, finally,… Continue reading

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Jeremy Corbyn Takes The Lead In The Labour Leadership Race

‘Tories for Corbyn’ isn’t just a bit of fun. It’s an effective political weapon

22 July 2015 12:00

Is the #ToriesForCorbyn campaign politics at its most infantile? As one of the few conservative commentators willing to defend it in the media, I’ve been doing my best to rebut… Continue reading

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Coffee Shots: David Miliband bids Britain farewell

21 July 2015 14:19

Last week David Miliband flew all the way from America to Britain to celebrate his birthday. However, the former New Labour sweetheart made sure not to invite his brother Ed Miliband… Continue reading

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The 48 welfare rebels demonstrate the ‘Miliband effect’ on the Labour party

21 July 2015 9:13

One in five members of the Parliamentary Labour Party voted against the party whip last night. Although the second reading of the government’s Welfare Bill passed, it shows that the… Continue reading

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Miliband lost the election, but won the argument on the minimum wage

George Osborne will soon decide the salary of one in six British women

12 July 2015 20:04

The Budget contained little economic analysis of George Osborne’s sensational plan for a £9 minimum wage for the over-25s. Of course, it’s not driven by economics: the main objective is to… Continue reading

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Coffee Shots: Labour go after the youth vote

9 July 2015 14:51

With the under-25s seen to be the losers in George Osborne’s Budget yesterday, it seems Labour have found an audience they might actually be able to win over. Bring on the youth. Ed… Continue reading

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Six policies that George Osborne has just stolen from Ed Miliband  

8 July 2015 16:04

The morning after the election, Ed Miliband said that his party had lost the election but won the argument. He was mocked for this observation but surveying Osborne’s summer budget,… Continue reading

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The four patron saints of Great Britain, (from left to right) St Patrick of Ireland, St George of England, St Andrew of Scotland and St David of Wales on a drunken spree. Image: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Calm down: English Votes for English Laws is a very minor modest proposal

7 July 2015 15:58

Ed Miliband – remember him? – has just told the House of Commons that the government’s proposals for so-called English votes for English laws (EVEL) are a betrayal of everything for… Continue reading

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Ed Miliband Campaigns In Wales

Ed Miliband makes a return to frontline politics

1 July 2015 17:20

Ed Miliband was praised for his integrity by George Osborne after he returned to the Commons and gave a speech so soon after his election defeat. Although the Conservatives have been happy… Continue reading

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Ed Miliband is subject of ridicule in new song

26 June 2015 13:04

After anti-austerity protesters turned on Russell Brand for endorsing Labour at a protest on Saturday, it was only a matter of time til Ed Miliband faced a similar backlash over… Continue reading

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Ed Miliband meets his number one Milifan

25 June 2015 15:08

These are dark days for the Labour party, following their brutal election defeat and the recent turmoil within the party. For Miliband in particular, the pain of the past few months must be particularly… Continue reading

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Ed Miliband's Speech To Scottish Labour Party Conference

Miliband welcomed back to Twitter

22 June 2015 16:11

Ed Miliband is clearly struggling to find his place in a post Ed Miliband world. Despite MPs from his own party suggesting the former Labour leader was ‘hanging around like an… Continue reading

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Former Prime Minister Tony Blair Gives Evidence To The Leveson Inquiry

Labour’s Blair problem

20 June 2015 10:41

Ed Miliband believed that after the financial crisis, Britain had moved to the left. He argued that there was no need to adopt all the Blairite positions to win. The… Continue reading

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Ed Balls hired by Harvard to ‘research financial stability’

18 June 2015 11:16

During the election, Ed Miliband’s opponents regularly criticised the Labour leader for naming his life experience outside the Westminster bubble as ‘teaching at Harvard’. Still, the naysayers haven’t put his former sidekick… Continue reading

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Lesley Garrett: Labour chose the wrong Miliband brother

15 June 2015 16:55

As a Doncaster resident, Lesley Garrett is well acquainted with her local MP Ed Miliband. However, the soprano was left disappointed by Labour’s effort in the general election. In an interview ahead of… Continue reading

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Jeremy Corbyn is definitely not what Labour voters want

15 June 2015 14:20

The clock struck noon and it was if the past 32 years had never happened. Veteran Left-wing MP Jeremy Corbyn had, with seconds to spare, got the necessary 35 nominations… Continue reading

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Guardian Editor Alan Rusbridger At The Edinburgh International Book Festival

Jonathan Aitken says farewell to Alan Rusbridger

12 June 2015 12:13

Sore heads over at the Guardian this morning after yet another leaving party for Alan Rusbridger. In what Mr S makes to be Rusbridger’s third leaving do, politicians and celebrities gathered… Continue reading

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Ed Miliband and Lord Mandelson at a press conference at Millbank Tower in central London, on January 8, 2010.

Five things we’ve learnt from The Times’ Ed Miliband investigation

10 June 2015 16:21

The dissection of Labour’s election defeat continues with a very thorough series of pieces in today’s Times by Rachel Sylvester and Michael Savage. Describing Ed Miliband’s tenure as leader as a ‘five-year suicide note’,… Continue reading

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