New Labour

Mixed attitudes towards the cuts

11 January 2011 15:27

Forget the voting intentions, the real action in YouGov’s latest poll comes in the supplementary results. There, as Anthony Wells…

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…

Time for the real Ed Miliband to speak up

22 November 2010 17:58

There is talk of Ed Miliband’s ‘New Generation’, but no indication of what it stands for. It has no clear…

Miliband’s New Generation draws the line under donor peers

20 November 2010 10:57

Patronage remains a strong statement of leadership, and an indication of a leader’s competence. As James noted yesterday, Ed Miliband…

Labour’s ice cream moment

18 November 2010 10:10

This from Matthew Taylor – the former No.10 head of policy, speaking to the Times for their series (£) on…

Breaking dependency

7 November 2010 10:35

IDS has played the party politics of welfare reform adeptly. He has built a coalition beyond the government, convinced of…

EXCLUSIVE: What about those who aren’t pulling a housing benefit scam?

3 November 2010 18:16

Most sensible taxpayers think Britain’s current housing benefit costs to be a terrific scam. In the last five years the…

Why Ed Miliband was being deceptive over debt

3 November 2010 16:03

“Remember, our government paid down the debt before the crisis hit.” That’s what Ed Miliband said in a speech last…

Here was Gordon…

2 November 2010 14:04

… defending his decision to commission two aircraftless carriers. Hat-tip: Guido

The fault-line at the heart of Liberal Conservativism

31 October 2010 22:56

Andrew Rawnsley has done well to identify the problems the coalition is having deciding its line on national security. His…

Which side are you on?

26 October 2010 9:04

At last, The Guardian is reporting the grassroots rebellion in education. It has picked up on the story of Fiona…

Ed Miliband has had a good week – only 200 to go

15 October 2010 23:07

No one would begrudge Ed Miliband the plaudits for his fine first performance at PMQs. He has made a good…

Making the case for further tuition fees

11 October 2010 11:32

Ever the opportunist, Ed Miliband recognised that university funding could be the coalition’s first test of resolve. Opposing a tuition…

Shadow Cabinet or Cabinet of the Weird?

8 October 2010 21:53

The real problem for the Labour Party with the election of Ed Miliband is not the man himself, who is…

Labour’s historic mistake

2 October 2010 13:51

I’ve already mentioned George Osborne’s interview with the Telegraph, but it certainly merits another. As Ben Brogansays, Osborne is in…

Smutty Hattie closes the conference

30 September 2010 13:28

Those earnest, pale and dimpled young men who staff the Labour party need to watch their drinks: Ed Miliband’s ‘New…

Pastures new for David Miliband?

29 September 2010 18:15

David Miliband’s logic is difficult to fault. If he stayed, he would be treated as the torch bearer for those…

Opportunistic Ed stuttering for an authentic voice

28 September 2010 9:00

The fightback begins here. To that end, Ed Miliband is being offered plenty of advice by the swords around his…

The speech that David Miliband would have given on Saturday?

27 September 2010 13:56

Caveats about positioning after the event, of course, but Andrew Pierce’s account of the speech that David Miliband would have…

From the archives: Labour election special

24 September 2010 12:19

A double hit from the Spectator archives, this week, in recognition of events in Labour land. The first is a…