Ed Miliband will today set out the Labour Party's position on an EU referendum. Previewing his speech in today's FT, Miliband says:"I am announcing that the next Labour government will legislate for a new lock: there would be no transfer...Show More Summary
FT headline - "Miliband rules out early EU poll". Mirror headline - "Ed: we will give EU an in-out vote". At first sight, these two headlines suggest that Ed Miliband's speech on Europe today has created confusion. In fact they sum up exactly what the Labour leader is trying to achieve. Show More Summary
From my Morning Briefing email: subscribe here From uncertainty to…uncertainty. Ed Miliband has ended the speculation about his position on a referendum, only to replace it with what looks like confusion. Take the conflicting headlines, for starters. He's made his announcement via an article in the FT, which declares in its splash "Miliband rules out [...]
Unsurprisingly, Douglas Alexander’s Today interview about Ed Miliband’s pledge to not give the British people a referendum without saying he’s not giving you a referendum wasn’t the most edifying performance.… Continue reading The post Labour neutralises European policy with weasel words appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Ed MIliband comes out against in/out referendum on EU.
It might have been a lot easier if he'd just said: vote Labour and you won't get a referendum Column The Mole Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 8:16am ED MILIBAND has not got the headlines he wanted with his unveiling today of Labour's long-awaited...Show More Summary
ED MILIBAND: NO EU POLL WITHOUT CHANGES Labour leader Ed Miliband has said the party would not hold a referendum EU membership unless it was asked to transfer more powers to Brussels. Writing in the Financial Times, Miliband says heShow More Summary
The fact a YouGov EU referendum poll, which shows In ahead only for the second time, gets more coverage abroad than in the UK, says a lot. — Alberto Nardelli (@AlbertoNardelli) March 11, 2014 What could have potency is “being denied a vote” We are now just ten weeks away from the Euro Elections and […]
Ed Miliband has said that he would only hold a referendum on the EU if more powers were transfered to the body after the 2015 election, something that he described as "unlikely". Miliband said: "It is important to emphasise that there are no current proposals - from either the EU or any member state - for a further transfer of powers from Britain. Show More Summary
How do you ensure that the next Labour government is not paralysed by a referendum on Europe without ruling out ever giving the public a say? That is the problem that Ed Miliband is trying to fix. So, on the one hand he attacks David...Show More Summary
Why is Ed Miliband going to rule out a referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU in a speech tomorrow? The Labour leader has written in the FT that he… Continue reading The post Ed Miliband rules out EU referendum appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Labour says it is tough on welfare policy. And today, the party launched its tough compulsory jobs guarantee funding pledge by looking tough too. Ed Balls, Ed Miliband and Rachel… Continue reading The post Coffee Shots: Labour gets tough appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Lord (Maurice) Glasman, architect of ‘blue Labour’ and advisor to Ed Miliband, has attacked Margaret Thatcher in a video released by the Oxford Union. The video, from a debate last month, was uploaded this week and shows Glasman blaming Thatcher for “our present malaise” because she offered “incentives to vice”. Show More Summary
At a special Labour conference last week, Ed Miliband pushed through his much-trumpeted reforms to the party’s relationship with the unions. But, much as he is laying claim to be… Continue reading The post The inconvenient truth at the heart of Miliband’s union reforms appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
It’s happened before, and it’ll happen again. “Long-suffering Labour members locally have launched yet another campaign to persuade Ed Miliband to stand candidates in Northern Ireland” (Trevor Ringland, Conservatives NI) Not for theShow More Summary
Women find David Cameron "pompous" and "incompetent". The only good news for Dave is, that women seem to like Ed Miliband even less: he is "boring" and "slimy". Still, no time for smug one-upmanship: with the general election looming, and women's vote proving (yet again) decisive, the PM had better get his act together. Actually, [...]
Six questions from Ed Miliband on Ukraine resulted in a calmer, more discursive PMQs than normal. Though I suspect that the headlines will be grabbed by Samantha Cameron’s presence in… Continue reading The post PMQs: Cameron won’t commit to travel restrictions on the Russian elite appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Good chart from Electoral Calculus http://t.co/feJQJBE8NT showing polling trends since GE2010 pic.twitter.com/dDS86kDbSi — Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) March 3, 2014 At the weekend Martin Baxter who’s been running Electoral Calculus for nearly 20 years produced his latest polling average and projections for the general election. Show More Summary
Senior Tories last night accused Labour leader Ed Miliband of emboldening Vladimir Putin by voting down military intervention in Syria last summer. The House of Commons voted against authorising military strikes against the Assad regime, after backbench Conservatives joined with Labour in voting down a government motion. Show More Summary
If politics was science, you would call Wales the ‘control’ group, for public service reform. Here is a country where Labour are the only game in town and a socialist… Continue reading The post Wales is a nightmare vision of Ed Miliband’s Britain appeared first on Spectator Blogs.