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French President Blames Ed Miliband For ISIS

French President Francois Hollande has sensationally blamed the British for the rise of ISIS in Syria and Iraq, according to the Express. He claimed the decision by the House of Commons – encouraged by Labour leader Ed Miliband – to oppose airstrikes on Syria a year ago made the rise of ISIS inevitable. Show More Summary

The Business: Friday August 22 2014

Company news, markets and financial talking points, available from 8am Monday to Friday ENERGY BOSS BLAMES MILIBAND ON PRICES The boss of a leading UK energy company has blamed Ed Miliband for high fuel prices, reports The Times. InShow More Summary

Hollibandisme

The news that the French economy is stuck in the doldrums, having just reported a full six months of zero economic growth, has allowed the political chattering classes at Westminster to make fun at Ed Miliband's expense. Here's what the Labour leader had to say about the prospects for the French economy back in 2012. Show More Summary

ICM Poll Means We Could See P.M. Miliband Next Year

Labour's seven percent lead in an ICM poll yesterday could be enough to put Ed Miliband in 10 Downing Street next year, according to analysis by Mike Smithson of Political Betting. Smithson points to a pattern in polling over the past...Show More Summary

Labour takes 7pc lead in poll as growth fails to impress voters

Credits: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images Alt Text: Labour Party Leader Ed Miliband If Miliband can hold on to this lead, it would give him an 86-seat majority in 2015 general election Column Don Brind Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 12:09pm Labour...Show More Summary

If ICM’s “August polls before general elections” rule works again then Ed Miliband is home and dry

Look at the record for when LAB is in the lead Five years ago I made a comment on PB that August polls should not be trusted because of the holiday effect and got into an email exchange with Nick Sparrow – then head of polling for ICM. He pointed out the following from his […]

Can't Have It Both ways

Ed Miliband's pledge to scupper a currency union with Scotland hasn't found any favour with a former Labour First Minister, Henry McLeish, and I can't say that I'm surprised at this report from The Scotsman in which Henry vents his spleen. Show More Summary

Influential Labour Activist Quits Party, Slams Miliband over Gaza Statements

A Labour Party supporter of over 20 years and former director of the influential Labour Friends of Israel group has sensationally resigned from Ed Miliband's party this week, citing his response to the ongoing Gaza crisis, as well as other factors. Show More Summary

Ukip need not fear Boris Johnson

So Boris Johnson is standing for parliament next year, triggering speculation about what would happen if David Cameron lost the election. Could we have Ed Miliband as prime minister, followed… Continue reading The post Ukip need not fear Boris Johnson appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Personalities, Promises and Policies

When Ed Miliband stood up to decry a political and media that places image above policy, it was easy to both agree with his argument and note the inconsistency in any politician making it. There was Miliband, in front of a … Continu...

Everything Points to a Tory Defeat and Ed Miliband Becoming Prime Minister

Bookmakers, pollsters and increasingly Conservative commentators are coming to the conclusion that the Tories are going to be out of office in nine months' time. Yet despite almost everything pointing to a Tory defeat at next year's general election, the mood in Downing Street and Conservative headquarters is calm, even confident. Show More Summary

Why the Miliband wreath row is unfair and unseemly

So Ed Miliband is in trouble with some angry people over whether or not he took enough trouble over signing a remembrance wreath. Here is the offending wreath, on the… Continue reading The post Why the Miliband wreath row is unfair and unseemly appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Miliband should sack Ed Balls – he's too moderate! Eh?

Credits: Matt Cardy/Getty Images Alt Text: Labour leader Ed Miliband with the Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls Shadow chancellor's bid to bury party's tax-and-spend reputation alienates some MPs and union bosses Column The Mole Monday, August...Show More Summary

The British public and the world see that Israel’s actions are ‘wrong and unjustified’ — Miliband

Ed Miliband, Labour leader, goes way further than an American politician, saying that Israel's assault on Palestinian civilians is unacceptable and unjustified, and the British public and the world see it

David Cameron and Ed Miliband both scent election victory, but at what price?

A few weeks ago, I was having a drink with a Labour adviser. “We’re rubbish. The Tories are rubbish. I’m not sure either of us wants to actually win the next election,” he said. It was a rather fatalistic analysis, but not totally without merit. Despite the bullish statements about how “the general election campaign [...]

Green MP Caroline Lucas Tries to Keep Science Out of Climate Science

Green MP Caroline Lucas has written to Labour leader Ed Miliband to protest that one of his MPs, Graham Stringer, has been telling the truth about climate change. The letter, an apparent attempt to get Stringer sacked from his position...Show More Summary

Ed Ain't No Tony Blair

The nub of this opinion piece by Daniel Finkelstein is that 'Ed Miliband ain't no Tony Blair' which is a play on the put down used by Lloyd Bentsen who famously told his political rival, Dan Quayle, in a vice-presidential TV debate: "Senator, I served with Jack Kennedy. Show More Summary

Scottish Labour Overruled

The Scottish Labour leader, Johan Lamont, loses the plot in this interview on the Daily Politics programme with Andrew Neil, if you ask me. After a bright start, Johann stumbles over questions about Ed Miliband's leadership before falling...Show More Summary

Ed Miliband’s union bosses would change Britain for the worse

Trade unions have an important role in any decent society, but their stranglehold on the Labour Party is something we must fight against. I will never forget walking the streets… Continue reading The post Ed Miliband’s union bosses would change Britain for the worse appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

My Husband, My Hero

Hugo Rifkind writing in The Times has an amusing take on Ed Miliband's efforts to spin his way of of trouble when it comes to his leadership of the Labour Party. As Hugo points out during the 2010 Labour leadership contest, the Ed Miliband...Show More Summary

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