Ed Miliband

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Stand a little taller

Editorial  |  31 March 2015

The fact is that the Conservative party should not be in the running for victory on 7 May. In electoral terms, the Tories face an uphill battle to ever win a majority again. Not since 1992 have the Conservatives secured more than 40 per cent of the vote in a British general election – an astonishingly poor …

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Britain succeeds when working families succeed

Lucy Powell MP  |  31 March 2015

This will be one of the closest elections in a generation; vitally important for the future of our country. At this election the public will face a choice between the Tories’ failing plan and Labour’s plan for working people. At the heart of this campaign is Labour’s belief that Britain succeeds when working families succeed. …

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A good day’s work from Ed Miliband

Emma Burnell  |  27 March 2015

When David Cameron got up yesterday morning and ate his Shredded Wheat (however many he managed) he had a very different sort of a day planned. It was his mate William’s last day at work and they’d planned a little going-away wheeze to get rid of that troublesome speaker. Then he’d go on telly and …

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Be yourself, Ed

Matt Forde  |  19 March 2015

This is no time for mankini politics, warns Matt Forde There’s a lot of rubbish written about Ed Miliband having an image problem. Of course he’s got one, but it’s not the fundamental problem. He won’t change his image and neither should he. I hope he doesn’t anyway, because, as an impressionist, he’s an absolute …

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A Westminster budget, not for the whole nation

Sally Gimson  |  18 March 2015

It was a budget of bread and circuses, or booze and roller coasters. It was also a budget where George Osborne made his pitch to be the next leader of the Conservative party if David Cameron is ousted after the next election. There was money off beer and petrol, lots of opportunities for people to …

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Ed’s poker face

The Insider  |  9 March 2015

The election draws remorselessly nearer, but the doubly close nature of the polls gives little clarity over what follows election day. In Brewer’s Green a group of Labour staffers work busily on transition plans, but their isolation from the day-to-day campaign seems as much a metaphor as a management decision, with even senior figures briefing …

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‘The country will be run according to a different idea’

Richard Angell and Adam Harrison  |  6 March 2015

There will be no pie-in-the-sky promises under the next Labour government, Ed Miliband tells Richard Angell and Adam Harrison Entering the leader of the opposition’s now-bare office, his team are quick to point out how the operation has decamped to Brewers Green, the campaign nerve centre. In what is one of Ed Miliband’s last meetings in …

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Ed Miliband PMQs 4 March 2015

A scrappy PMQs

Sally Gimson  |  4 March 2015

It was a scrappy prime minister’s questions today. It is as if everyone realises that, whatever they do, the polls are not moving and so they have lost heart with setpieces. David Cameron defended PMQs saying that it was a way of holding the government to account. But as he bandied around dodgy figures, refused …

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Miliband hits the right notes

Jonathan Todd  |  24 February 2015

It is rare for prime ministers or leaders of the opposition to give speeches on the arts. Delivering one last night, Ed Miliband observed that Tony Blair once did. Jim Hacker, a character in Yes, Minister did too. Noting that in doing so, Hacker closed BBC Radio 3, Miliband drew laughter. A BBC journalist was …

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A better plan for Britain's prosperity

Promoting prosperity

Stephen Beer  |  15 February 2015

The UK economy is growing at a relatively fast rate at present. The first estimate of GDP growth in 2014 is that the economy expanded 2.6 per cent. Recent survey data suggest the rate of expansion increased across the economy last month. Lower fuel and food costs are boosting the income households have available to …

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