Spectator readers won’t have been particularly surprised by the FT’s story that Ed Miliband is dropping his opposition to a third runway at Heathrow: James reported that the Labour leader… Continue reading The post Labour denies Heathrow U-turn appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
After his suggestion of cross-party talks on MPs’ pay at PMQs today, Ed Miliband has just upped the stakes by suggesting that the three party leaders meet Sir Ian Kennedy… Continue reading The post Miliband demands party leaders block pay rise tomorrow appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Christmas is here. And Ed Miliband’s script writers have already got their present. The sack. Really, he seems to have let them go. At PMQs he was reading out insults… Continue reading The post PMQs sketch: the snarling between Cameron and Balls enters fresh territory appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Ed Miliband wanted agreement from the Prime Minister about MPs’ pay today, but Mr Steerpike hears that the Labour leader is keen to strike agreement on another topic. After David Cameron revealed… Continue reading The post Now Ed Miliband is on #TeamNigella too! appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Ed Miliband started off with a soft question to which he already knew the answer at PMQs: ‘Does the PM agree with me that given the crisis ordinary families are… Continue reading The post PMQs: Backbenchers eerily silent as bosses discuss their pay appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Christmas is coming. For most people this is a time of joy and celebration. Chestnuts roasting on an open fire. But for a few others the distant clatter of a reindeer’s hooves ushers in the season of pain and loneliness. Friends, I am one of those people. Every year I am subjected to the same, [...]
Do the parties need to review their eligibility criteria? Two things stand out from a quick glance at the odds for the next PM. The first is that Ed Miliband (8/11, Ladbrokes), is rated about ten times more likely to be next to get the job than anyone else. That’s not too surprising: he’s secure […]
Vince Cable is surely right in his comments yesterday that the most likely scenario for Britain leaving the EU is if Ed Miliband is Prime Minister after the next election.… Continue reading The post Vince Cable is right, Britain is most likely to leave the EU under a Labour government appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
After an autumn in which Ed Miliband has made the political weather, the government desperately needed a competent autumn statement that would change the terms of political trade. Today, it… Continue reading The post Autumn Statement 2013: can Labour win with Ed Balls? appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
At the end of this opinion piece in the Telegraph, Dan Hodges invites readers to 'make what they will' of Ed Miliband's craven behaviour over the labour Party's relationship with the trade unions. So, I've decided to introduce Dan's article with the song 'I Won't Back Down' sung by Johnny Cash, but written by Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne. Show More Summary
George Osborne hasn’t been short of advice this week. He should cut taxes. He should cut red tape. He should cut the green lobby off at the knees. He should shoot Ed Miliband’s energy price freeze fox. He should do something, anything, to ease Tory nerves at Labour’s small, but stubborn, opinion poll lead. So [...]
Here's a post from the blog site archive which exposes the nonsense of trade union political fund ballots - being held up as the true will of the members. Representing the Members (5 April 2013) Since Ed Miliband became leader of the...Show More Summary
Ed Miliband's brave talk about introducing a whole new relationship with the trade unions seems to be unravelling - if this article in the Guardian is anything to go by. What the Labour leader promised back in the summer was that heShow More Summary
In recent weeks the Labour Party has shifted the focus of its political attacks on the Coalition Government. No longer does Ed Miliband argue that the economy is stalling or flatlining - instead he says that the benefits of the economic...Show More Summary
It appears Ed Miliband is preparing to bow to the inevitable. According to The Guardian he is planning to water down – or effectively scrap – his union reform proposals. “Labour suggests its changes be not fully implemented for five years or could only apply to newly-recruited political levy payers. It is also looking at [...]
While the prime minister was in China with a trade delegation the Labour leader Ed Miliband was much closer to home. He went to Caterpillars pre-school nursery in Crawley to highlight the importance of apprenticeship schemes in helping...Show More Summary
They just aren't switched on. Since Ed Miliband announced Labour's plans for an 18 month energy price freeze should he be forming a government in 2015, the Tories have not been able to properly respond. Shouting "Marxism!" had zero effect,...Show More Summary
In the minds of government strategists, the autumn statement is the moment when the coalition gets to turn the conversation back to the broader economy and away from Ed Miliband’s… Continue reading The post Osborne wants to talk about ‘the responsible recovery’ but energy bills are still Topic A appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Government's 'cosy deal' with energy firms will not keep bills down, says Labour leader Ed Miliband One-Minute Read LAST UPDATED AT 09:12 ON Mon 2 Dec 2013 See related: Energy prices Q&A: how to save money on gas and electricity LABOUR...Show More Summary
Messages have also been posted by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Labour Party leader Ed Miliband.