Ed Balls

Miliband aide: Labour has never addressed the way the economy works

22 September 2014 12:02

What’s Ed Miliband’s vision for the economy? We’ll get the public version of that vision in a short while when…

Ed Balls: English votes plan is ‘most un-prime ministerial’ thing Cameron has done

22 September 2014 9:04

Ed Balls wanted to spend his Today programme interview talking about his plans to cut the deficit by limiting child…

Ed Balls to freeze child benefit and dock ministerial pay

21 September 2014 22:00

Ed Balls, so used to dodging elephant traps laid by George Osborne, is going to lay a few of his…

Coffee Shots: Ed Balls wounds journalist at bloody football match

21 September 2014 17:46

Ed Balls playing football each year at Labour conference is almost as big as Ed Balls Day. The Shadow Chancellor…

Balls tries to defuse the tax bombshell

2 August 2014 10:45

Ed Balls’ interview with the Telegraph today is a demonstration of what he learnt working for Gordon Brown in opposition.…

Ed Miliband stakes all on his ‘big choice’

25 July 2014 8:59

Labour will launch its summer campaign later today. The centre-piece is Ed Miliband’s speech. He will present a ‘big choice’…

Labour wants to stay in its NHS comfort zone and ignore immigration and the economy

2 July 2014 14:06

PMQs taught us a number of things about Labour and the Conservatives. The first is that while Labour has a…

There’s poison in the Shadow Cabinet – and it could cost Ed Miliband the election

24 June 2014 13:50

That Ed Miliband is even having to state that he wants to carry on as Labour leader if he loses…

To be upfront about Labour's plans for borrowing, Ed Balls would have to make a complex argument about 'good' and 'bad' borrowing. Picture: Getty

What Ed Balls told the bankers

22 June 2014 11:15

Ed Balls knows how to talk to bankers. Having been Gordon Brown’s right hand man and City Minister under the…

Labour’s radical schools hypocrisy

7 June 2014 20:29

I see that the Labour party, and Labour’s shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt in particular, are trying to make political…

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Tory HS2 rebel: We need a plan in case Labour drops support

28 April 2014 8:49

Whether or not key ministers whose constituencies are affected by HS2 turn out to vote at today’s second reading of…

There’s supposed to be a ‘cost of living crisis’, Ed. Will free gym use solve it?

17 April 2014 13:03

There was much excitement on Tuesday night when Labour’s Pat McFadden, a former business and employment minister, appeared on Newsnight…

It’s official: smaller state and welfare reform leads to jobs record

16 April 2014 9:53

The British jobs miracle continues, with unemployment now down below 7 per cent and employment at an all-time high of…

Of course Labour doesn’t trust people with their money: the party made little effort to teach them about it

21 March 2014 13:38

Labour’s response to the biggest announcement of the Budget, on pensions reform, was never going to be snappy. It would…

Labour sticks to cost-of-living attack as Budget debate rumbles on

20 March 2014 17:45

If Ed Balls thought he could have done a better job than Ed Miliband at responding to the Budget, today…

George Osborne’s Budget elephant trap is still open and waiting for Labour

20 March 2014 9:32

Yesterday the Opposition didn’t really do all that much opposing. Labour announced it was going to vote in favour of…

Labour doesn’t want to talk about today’s budget

19 March 2014 17:46

Ed Balls has just delivered quite an odd post-Budget briefing. It was odd because he didn’t really want to criticise…

Budget 2014: Osborne’s Budget banter

19 March 2014 14:21

The Budget has, in recent years, been more tears than laughter, more pain than gain. Yet the upturn in Britain’s…

George Osborne and Ed Balls play it like it’s 2010

16 March 2014 10:06

George Osborne and Ed Balls have gone head-to-head in the media – the former in The Sun on Sunday and…

What does Ed Balls have against marriage?

14 March 2014 11:07

Ed Balls has announced today that he’d scrap even the tiny tax break that George Osborne is planning to offer…