Ed Miliband achieved a political first today when he used Have I Got News For You's "odd one out" round as his inspiration for a political speech. One wonders what the audience at Google's Big Tent event in Hertfordshire made of it when images flashed on to the screen of Willy Wonka, Margaret Hodge, the [...]
Originally posted http://www.tothetick.com/google-its-just-not-cricket The UK Leader of the Opposition, Ed Miliband plans on running head long into Eric Schmidt today during a conference in which he will clearly point out that he doesn’t agree with Google Inc.’s lack of fair play. Show More Summary
The UK's marriage equality bill, under threat yesterday, was saved by a deal with the Labour party, the Guardian reports: The government's gay marriage bill was saved after David Cameron was forced to rely on Ed Miliband (pictured) to defeat...
Tory backbenchers are seething over 'Swivelgate' and yesterday's gay marriage plot with Ed Miliband Column The Mole LAST UPDATED AT 10:31 ON Tue 21 May 2013 DAVID CAMERON could face a vote of confidence in his leadership as a resultShow More Summary
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David Cameron’s inability to control his party must not be allowed to wreck the Equal Marriage Bill. Labour’s commitment unwavering. — Ed Miliband (@Ed_Miliband) May 20, 2013 The British prime minister, David Cameron, is beginning, alas, to resemble the last Tory PM, John Major, in his inability to control his right flank, especially on Europe, […]
Credit where it’s due. Ed Miliband seems to have found a clever way of throwing David Cameron a lifeline on gay marriage, while at the same time letting Ed legitimately claim that he’s stuck to his principles on civil partnerships. Labour has announced it’s tabling its own amendment to the same-sex marriage bill, one that [...]
Last week Ed Miliband stood up at the Progress annual conference and delivered what was easily the worst speech of his leadership. Indeed, in the view of several commentators, one of the worst speeches ever delivered by a major British political leader. It was rambling, incoherent and devoid of even the most basic intellectual consistency. [...]
In a short time, I shall be leaving the country for at least two years (stop cheering). When I return, Ed Miliband will be the prime minister. Whether this constitutes an achievement for a Labour leader is open to debate. The legalised gerrymandering which the Coalition parties have, through their mutual dishonesty, ensured will be [...]
A hypothetical. Ed Miliband’s sitting in his office, struggling with an especially complicated Rubik’s Cube puzzle. Perhaps it’s actually a Rubik’s Snake, or even one of those devilish Rubik’s Triangles. Anyway, it all gets a bit much for him and he slips off his chair and bangs his head. Or, he’s walking down the street, [...]
And now? Last night 114 Tory MPs supported John Baron’s amendment regretting the absence of a referendum bill in the Queen’s speech. This morning a supporter of that amendment, James Wharton, has just topped the list for private members bills, the parliamentary equivalent of finding the golden ticket in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Wharton [...]
"So you want Ed Miliband to win the next election, do you?" This is the argument you often hear being advanced by diehard Tories – Toby Young, among them, it would seem – to explain why however much Ukip may make sense emotionally and ideologically they are psephologically a disaster. But now Nigel Farage has [...]
Ed Miliband has been talking to Cafod, the Catholic Church's Left-leaning (to put it mildly) overseas aid/climate change lobby. Who can blame him? At a time when the Labour leader is feeling unloved by his own supporters, it's reassuring to spend time with people who thoroughly approve of the direction in which he's pushing his [...]
In the wake of the shambolic negotiations over press regulation, I wrote “It’s clear that two and half years into office, the Conservatives still have no concept of how power and politics work.” This morning, as Westminster attempts to digest last night’s news that David Cameron is going to try to push through his own [...]
The time has come for Ed Miliband to put up or shut up. Last October, he stood on the stage where he had accepted the Labour leadership 24 months earlier, and told his party conference: “I didn’t become leader of the Labour Party to reinvent the world of Disraeli or Attlee. But I do believe [...]
‘Red Ed’ invited the great and good of the media into his Westminster den for hummus and natter last night. No one knew what they were celebrating. Poor local election… Continue reading The post The Speccie at the heart of Ed Miliband’s operation appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
"He mysteriously appeared out of nowhere, a bit like an action hero... He kept asking if I was ok, if I was hurt," she said. “He was there for a good few minutes. What added to all the confusion was that he was actually attractive and not geeky at all. Show More Summary
John Rentoul puts his finger on the dillemma facing Ed Miliband and the Labour Party - now that the dust has settled following local elections in England and Wales. The fact that Labour won only 29% of the popular vote is hardly a declaration...Show More Summary
Peter Hain is pessimistic about Ed Miliband’s chances, in spite of what the bookies say. “If a general election was held tomorrow, Labour wouldn’t win a majority,” he writes in… Continue reading The post Peter Hain wants more debt. Another policy stolen from the Tories. appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Peter Brookes in The Times I haven't given up completely on Ed Miliband - where there's life there's hope, I suppose - but as Judge Judy would say, Ed's a grown up, 'fully cooked' politician - so I'm not sure what, if any, new tricks he has up his sleeve. Show More Summary