Ed Balls

Campaign kick-off: nine days to go

28 April 2015 9:13

David Cameron is upping the ante on the SNP today, warning voters there’s just ‘ten days to save the United…

Why Ed Balls doesn’t deserve to be compared to Gromit

16 April 2015 16:20

Last week’s cover of the Spectator featured Ed Miliband and Ed Balls drawn in the style of Wallace and Gromit by Peter Brookes.…

Music to the SNP’s ears: Vote Labour, get more austerity

13 April 2015 17:31

As Jim Murphy tries to turn back the SNP surge, he has been arguing that a Labour government wouldn’t result…

When will broadcasters challenge Ed Balls on his porkies about his deficit plans?

13 April 2015 8:33

At Coffee House, we occasionally criticise George Osborne for stretching the truth when describing the deficit — but when it comes to…

Deficit? What deficit? Labour candidates ignore key issue

10 April 2015 16:06

Ed Miliband famously forgot to mention the deficit in his 2014 conference speech, but you would have thought that at…

Labour admit journalists ‘are people too’

10 April 2015 14:11

Is Labour’s war on the media finally over? After Mr S reported this week that journalists were jeered for asking questions…

Ed Miliband couldn’t care less about education reform

8 April 2015 18:17

The editor of The Spectator isn’t the only person thinking about the prospect of Ed Miliband becoming the next Prime Minister.…

Ed Balls is dodging the airwaves

8 April 2015 13:09

Ed Balls has gone to ground after his BBC interview surfaced from January undermining Labour’s big policy announcement on non-doms.…

Labour’s non-dom millionaire donor stays silent over Ed’s proposals

8 April 2015 12:35

Today Ed Miliband has announced with all guns blazing that the Labour party will abolish non-dom status if they are…

Ed Balls on tape admitting his non-dom policy will ‘cost Britain money’

8 April 2015 11:09

Oh dear – it looks like Labour’s new non-dom policy is unravelling already. Everyone knows that Ed Balls did not…

Is Ed Balls running scared from debating George Osborne?

8 April 2015 8:00

When Ed Balls appeared alongside George Osborne on the Andrew Marr Show earlier this year, the Shadow Chancellor told viewers…

Lucy Powell confirms: debt-addicted Labour has no plan to balance the books

29 March 2015 14:02

‘You aren’t listening to what I’m saying,’ said a rather rattled Lucy Powell, Labour’s election chief, whom the party put up for…

David Cameron’s VAT pledge spells disaster for Labour’s new poster campaign

25 March 2015 22:26

Ed Miliband had a disastrous PMQs today after the Labour leader claimed the Tories would raise VAT, only to have…

Voters won’t be able to make an informed choice in May

19 March 2015 10:57

If there’s one major takeaway from this morning’s Budget interviews, it is that voters won’t get the opportunity to make as…

Are the Conservatives really running the most ‘positive possible campaign’?

18 March 2015 11:45

While the nation is on tenterhooks for the 2015 Budget, the Tories have filled the news gap this morning with a…

How George Osborne got the Liberal Democrats to agree to an ‘interesting Budget’

15 March 2015 10:33

George Osborne and Ed Balls have just done their pre-Budget interviews with Andrew Marr. The show, though, was dominated by…

The issue of the defence budget could force more Tory MPs to become rebels

9 March 2015 17:13

One of the really striking claims that Ed Balls made in his speech today was that the Tories would end…

Ed Balls struggles to land punches in tax showdown with George Osborne

23 February 2015 17:19

Naturally, when George Osborne and Ed Balls squared up in the Commons this afternoon for a showdown on the HSBC…

Ed Balls

Labour tries to resuscitate tax row

17 February 2015 15:12

Presumably as a way of getting out of an endless debate about receipts, Ed Balls has issued a letter with…

Labour’s tax fight turns scrappy

17 February 2015 9:39

Well, those tax attacks worked out well, didn’t they? Tax avoidance is on the front pages of the newspapers, but…