Ed Miliband

Let it go

People, not institutions

Liz Kendall MP and Steve Reed MP  |  30 January 2015

We need to listen to how public services impact on people, however uncomfortable that may be In an era of tight budgets and increasing demands, what does it take to ensure public services meet public needs? This collection of interviews is intended to help address this question by listening to those who are already answering …

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Trident submarine

Nationalist posturing over Trident gets us nowhere

John Woodcock MP  |  20 January 2015

The UK’s nuclear deterrent will always be a controversial issue for the country and its politicians. That is understandable: the prospect of nuclear holocaust is so grotesque that many simply will not countenance their taxes being spent on a system that could – even in theory – inflict it. Some members of all parties, including …

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Cameron NHS Poster

Trust is what Labour should be ‘weaponising’

Mike Katz  |  13 January 2015

Another day, another opportunity for the prime minister to single out Ed Miliband’s supposed pledge to ‘weaponise’ the NHS as an election issue. Set aside any questions of why, if the Conservatives hold the NHS so dear, David Cameron has not made the health service one of his key election campaign themes. And just forget …

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Young people

Young people’s votes are Labour’s to win

Alex Farrow  |  9 January 2015

A poll for The Observer has shown that the Labour party is the favourite among young people, holding a 14 per cent lead over the other parties, with young people’s priorities closely matching those championed by Labour, such as the NHS, inequality, and unemployment. In response, our party must present a bold, visionary and responsive …

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David Cameron PMQs 17 December 2014

Christmas crackers

Sally Gimson  |  17 December 2014

It was the last prime minister’s questions of the year and there was no sign of festive cheer. David Cameron’s team had been using Christmas to think up cheap jibes. The best they could come up with is that it would be like ‘Silent Night’ for Labour members of parliament who would not be able …

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Street of houses

How to talk about immigration

Matthew Rhodes  |  15 December 2014

News today suggests that Labour members of parliament have been warned against talking about immigration while campaigning. For many this does not come as a huge surprise, as the Labour party has often struggled with how it should talk about immigration, or whether it should talk about it at all. In British Future’s recent report, …

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Our agenda will only succeed if business drives growth

Stuart Hudson  |  15 December 2014

There are not many things that the average Labour party member shares in common with the characters of Downton Abbey. But for most of us, one such trait may be a slight queasiness about the idea of making money. While an ageing dowager might roll her eyes at the flashiness of the nouveaux riches, we …

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Ed Miliband

Labour’s bold offer on the deficit question

Stephen Beer  |  11 December 2014

The next government will face immense challenges. The economy is still recovering from the financial crisis and resulting recession. Many people have seen their living standards fall for years and productivity is only recovering slowly. An ageing population, the threat of climate change, and the opportunities and threats arising from new technology will all be …

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The Insider December 2014. Naushabah Khan

A mayor for all reasons

The Insider  |  5 December 2014

With Boris Johnson heading back to Westminster and no obvious Tory candidates having his metropolitan appeal, the Labour candidacy for the London mayoralty is a great prize. Sadiq Khan has secured for himself a significant number of early advantages. The shadow minister for London has used this position to promote both his strengths as a …

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David Cameron PMQs

Rabid like the Daily Mail

Sally Gimson  |  19 November 2014

Ed Miliband showed the prime minister up as someone more interested in abuse than governing today. The Labour strategy was to go on the attack, defending the proposed mansion tax and condemning the bedroom tax. It was as if, for the first time in a while, Miliband smelled blood on the Tory benches. Not surprising considering the …

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