Labour leadership

The Labour Party Conference Continues

Labour leadership campaign: who might have a pop?

8 May 2015 7:22

So there could be a Labour leadership contest coming up. Who might have a pop? Chuka Umunna: Some members of staff…

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Why all this talk of a hung parliament could be a self-fulfilling prophecy

6 April 2015 17:18

In a close campaign, you would normally expect the smaller parties to get squeezed as voters decided that is really…

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The Burnham message

7 February 2015 9:13

Andy Burnham’s interview in The Times today lays down several markers. He praises Len McCluskey, declares that trade union funding…

Day Four - The Labour Party Holds Its Annual Party Conference

Labour MPs’ minds wander to a post-election contest

1 February 2015 10:20

With the opinion polls so tight at the moment, we’re having to look for other ways to try and work…

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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…

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Why hasn’t Labour sacked Ed Miliband?

14 October 2014 14:01

If a bus driver were heading towards the edge of a cliff, the passengers would try to seize control of…

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What will Ed Miliband do on spending?

21 April 2013 12:35

The political mood has shifted these past few weeks. There’s now, as the Sunday papers demonstrate, far more focus on…


The other Miliband under attack

4 February 2012 10:42

By now, we’re all used to waking up to newspaper columns describing Ed Miliband’s flaws and proclaiming him unfit to…


Why David Miliband’s article matters

2 February 2012 8:59

The most curious thing about David Miliband’s article for the latest New Statesman — which is causing quite a stir…

Miliband tells the unions ‘tough’

17 January 2012 18:00

Ed Miliband has just done a TV clip full of the kind of quotes that politicians love using. In an…


What will Miliband do now?

17 January 2012 9:36

The Labour leader Ed Miliband has been determined not to define himself by picking fights against his own side. He…


More Mili-woe

12 January 2012 13:19

It gets worse for Ed Miliband in the polls today. After revealing last week that just 20 per cent of…


Miliband’s speech fails to excite

10 January 2012 13:20

Was Ed’s Big Speech worth the extended wait? Not really. It wasn’t a stone-cold terrible speech, but neither was it…


Enter, David Miliband?

9 January 2012 13:56

‘Every day, in every way, it’s getting worse for Ed Miliband.’ That’s what I said last Thursday, and it has…


The Miliband puzzle

7 January 2012 14:34

So why did Ed Miliband stop his brother being leader of the Labour Party? As each month of his uninspiring…

Miliband is trapped in his own foggy argument

16 December 2011 13:50

With one well-timed jab in PMQs, David Cameron turned much of this week’s political debate – in domestic terms, at…

Ed Miliband, closet Glee fan?

30 September 2011 12:55

  What to make of Ed Miliband’s disclosure yesterday that Journey’s Don’t Stop Believin’ is his favourite song? Ben Brogan…

For one night only, David Miliband returns

25 September 2011 21:45

David Miliband was studiously loyal to his brother in his one speaking appearance at Labour conference. He told Movement for…

Can Labour make the right kind of news this week?

25 September 2011 15:23

The great Labour worry about this week is that they’ll be relegated to the ‘in other news’ section of the…

Miliband versus the Brothers

13 September 2011 9:26

Ed Miliband is the Brothers’ man, or so the popular myth relates. Miliband has been trying to shake that perception ever…

Miliband: We can’t go on like this

25 June 2011 10:56

It’s odd how political leaders often address their parties in the clichéd terms of soap operas’ most tortured romances. Ed…

Miliband tries to strengthen his hand

23 June 2011 22:05

Ed Miliband is to abolish shadow cabinet elections. Tony Blair, fearful of the reaction of the Parliamentary Labour Party (PLP),…

More than a soap opera

14 June 2011 16:41

David Miliband is considering a return to frontline British politics. At least that is what Andrew Grice has heard. He…

David Miliband should join the shadow Cabinet or quit British politics

12 June 2011 18:39

David Miliband’s statement today declares that he ‘wants no part’ of the ‘soap opera’ of leadership drama. But as long…

The Milidrama

11 June 2011 13:23

No paper has been more critical of Ed Miliband than The Times. So it is in some ways not a…