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Ed Miliband

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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Tories three points ahead of Labour in new poll

12 November 2014 12:36

The Tories have pulled ahead of Labour in a new poll in today’s Evening Standard. The Ipsos Mori poll puts David Cameron’s party three points ahead of Labour, at 32,… Continue reading

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Does anyone actually want to win the next election?

11 November 2014 15:28

A battle lost is worse than a battle won and there are fewer Pyrrhic victories in politics than you think. One of the staples of pre-election punditry, however, is that… Continue reading

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Labour unrest: What Ed Miliband can learn from David Cameron’s struggles with the Tories

9 November 2014 19:49

Well, the Labour party certainly knows how to give the appearance of a fight when its back is against the wall. Many MPs and supporters have spent quite a lot… Continue reading

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The Labour leadership crisis that David Cameron would have scripted

9 November 2014 9:49

So far, this is the Labour leadership crisis that David Cameron would have scripted. The papers this morning are full of awful poll findings for Ed Miliband, negative briefings and on… Continue reading

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Miliband triggers an outbreak of political unity – though not the sort Labour wants

7 November 2014 18:31

Is the latest Labour leadership crisis actually triggering new wave of party unity? Lord Prescott, who has slammed Miliband as ‘timid’ for his ‘complacent’ leadership style, spotted John McTernan, Tony… Continue reading

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Why Labour unrest is getting so much attention

7 November 2014 9:26

Labour types are in an aggressive mood this morning. Why are the newspapers and the BBC setting such store by just two MPs who apparently want their leader gone when… Continue reading

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Listen: ‘This is nonsense’: Ed Miliband responds to Labour leadership crisis claims

6 November 2014 16:19

So Ed Miliband did manage to squeeze in a few words on his leadership alongside his comments on bus regulation. This afternoon he dismissed reports of a letter calling for… Continue reading

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