Labour conference 2014

Is this the reason Miliband forgot to mention the deficit in his conference speech?

9 June 2015 18:35

Earlier this month Patrick Wintour wrote an in-depth profile of Ed Miliband’s failed election campaign for the Guardian. In it,…

Four reasons why this year’s Labour party conference felt so weak

24 September 2014 17:32

There are many reasons why Labour conference felt flat this year, and many of them are out of the party’s…

‘It just wasn’t a speech that you would say if you were Prime Minister.’

24 September 2014 16:59

Labour conference has now finished. Today was better than the others, but the delegates still struggled to show their enthusiasm…

Gareth, Ed, Hampstead Heath. What are you trying to tell us Newsnight?

24 September 2014 14:23

Yesterday ‘Gareth’ was just the bloke from a software company, but Ed Miliband helped transform him into an internet sensation…

Yvette Cooper’s excellent speech shows that the Labour party has saved the best till last

24 September 2014 13:49

Yvette Cooper today reiterated her pledge to scrap the Tories’ net migration target as she addressed the Labour conference. Her…

Labour conference: Andy Burnham gives the only speech that should worry the Tories

24 September 2014 12:57

Andy Burnham has just delivered the best speech from a Labour MP at conference. Taken from the autocue, it was…

Ed Miliband’s unlucky conference

24 September 2014 9:29

Ed Miliband is not having much luck this conference. First, there’s the fact that it has come straight after the…

Ed Miliband: a prophet without notes

24 September 2014 9:14

Why does Ed Miliband think memorising a speech is more important than convincing voters that Labour really can be tough…

The deficit and immigration: were there two worse topics for Ed Miliband to forget?

23 September 2014 22:35

No notes speech have been Ed Miliband’s political party trick. His One Nation speech two years ago ended speculation about…

Miliband’s people

23 September 2014 22:14

Have you met Ed Miliband recently? Then he probably namechecked you in his speech earlier today. Unless you talked about…

Podcast special: Miliband’s speech, the verdict

23 September 2014 17:40

Ed Miliband has spoken – for 65 minutes – snarling at Tories, while laying out his 10-year plan and presenting…

Miliband’s speech showed he couldn’t care less about leading ‘one nation’

23 September 2014 17:11

I think I’m about the only journalist to have watched Ed Miliband’s speech and think it wasn’t awful. Here in Manchester,…

Ed Miliband’s speech, like the rest of this conference, was poor but just about enough

23 September 2014 17:10

Whether or not Ed Miliband’s speech was a success depends on what sort of aim he had for it: heave…

Ed Miliband’s ten-year plan speech – full text and audio

23 September 2014 17:09

This afternoon Ed Miliband gave his last speech to the Labour conference before the general election. There’s full text and…

Labour conference: Miliband bashes rich and big business to pay for NHS ‘Time to Care’ fund

23 September 2014 14:16

Ed Miliband, due to address Labour conference shortly, is to announce a £2.5 billion NHS Time to Care Fund for…

Miliband’s dividing lines

23 September 2014 13:15

The more we learn about Ed Miliband’s speech (to be given later this afternoon), the clearer the dividing lines that…

Justine Thornton becomes Justine Miliband for Labour campaign

23 September 2014 10:53

Having spent four years sticking to a wave at the end of conference and the odd photograph together with her…

Shadow ministerial munchies

23 September 2014 10:07

Fancy a cheeky chew on Chuka, a bite of Balls or a munch on Miliband? At last night’s Sky party…

The simple and shocking secret to the working class vote

22 September 2014 21:37

How does Labour win back the working class voters who’ve abandoned it? This question, part of the soul searching the…

Why is Labour’s Shadow Cabinet saying so little?

22 September 2014 19:01

Normally the default response in the Labour party to a rough couple of weeks is to blame the Shadow Cabinet.…