David Miliband

The ghost of David Miliband hovers over Ed’s election results

5 May 2011 14:22

While the focus remains fixed on the dramas of Coalitionville, it’s worth remembering that today’s votes are meaningful for Ed…

Purnell stakes out a new welfare battleground

30 April 2011 15:34

I said a few days ago that the spirit of James Purnell lingers over the welfare debate in Britain. Well,…

Should the West negotiate with Gaddafi?

16 April 2011 15:56

This week, former Foreign Secretary David Miliband gave a speech in the United States about Afghanistan, proposing the hand over…

David Miliband’s never-to-be-made best man speech

30 March 2011 17:41

Good afternoon. I’d like to thank you all for coming to this godforsaken hell hole – sorry, I mean, Ed’s…

An alternative PMQs

16 March 2011 14:46

With Libya in metaphorical meltdown and with Japan close to the real thing, it was remarkable how little foreign affairs…

Abel fights back

9 March 2011 17:06

One of the hardest tasks of any opposition is to gain the trust and credibility to run the economy. After…

A tasty contest

9 March 2011 15:08

Today’s PMQs was full of verve and bite. A welcome change after last week’s washout. It’s all getting a bit…

David Miliband hurtles back into orbit

8 March 2011 15:21

Ah, there it is, in the final sentence of the fourth paragraph: a flattering reference to Ed Miliband. Phew. Good…

Cameron: military action not out of the question in Libya

28 February 2011 16:57

The government’s game of catch-up on Libya continues apace. David Cameron came to the Commons to update the House on…

A fraternal fix

24 February 2011 12:37

“Now he and his leader know what it’s like to be people’s second choice,” trilled George Osborne during his recent…

Hague hasn’t lost his mojo

22 January 2011 18:30

There has been no shortage of depressing news for the Tories lately. But, the other day, Benedict Brogan wrote a…

Decentralisation key to Afghan pullout, says David Miliband

14 January 2011 12:22

It is fashionable to ridicule David Miliband’s search for a post-political career. But in yesterday’s Daily Telegraph the former Foreign…

Will Balls and Cooper capitalise from Johnson’s mistakes?

10 January 2011 9:07

You’ve probably heard about Alan Johnson’s latest slip-up yesterday. But it’s still worth highlighting the response made by a Labour…

Miliband’s first hundred days in five points

2 January 2011 11:46

Ok, so Ed Miliband’s one hundred day anniversary actually falls on Tuesday – but what’s a couple of days between bloggers? Besides,…

David Miliband’s options

28 December 2010 14:31

Downing Street may  have dismissed as “complete nonsense” a newspaper report that the coalition was considering inviting David Miliband to…

Alan Johnson’s degree in making life difficult for Ed Miliband

4 December 2010 13:31

There he goes again. Another Alan Johnson interview, another reiteration of his differences of opinion with his leader and another…

A grim turning point for Ed Miliband

2 December 2010 11:44

Yesterday’s PMQs already feels like a turning point. It wasn’t so much the nature of David Cameron’s victory – comprehensive…

Solutions to the Mili-woe

26 November 2010 17:45

Ed Miliband’s day today rather sums up his problems. His morning media round has all been seen through a negative…

Ed Miliband: “Yes, I am a socialist”

26 November 2010 12:52

Ed Miliband was doing the interview rounds today, and CoffeeHouses may be interested in the below – an edited version…

Ed Miliband needs to make some noise

18 November 2010 18:24

Today’s press will not have made happy reading for Ed Miliband and his supporters.Alan Johnson’s comments to The Times about…