The Independent reports that the nation's bookies have slashed the odds of another hung Westminster Parliament though Tony Booth - the 'Scouse git' from 'Till Death Us Do Part - seems less impressed at the chances of Ed Miliband becoming Prime Minister until the Labour leader starts wearing long pants. Show More Summary
The Independent is reporting that the final Prime Ministers questions before Christmas descended into a trading of insults between David Cameron and the Leader of the opposition Ed Miliband. There was a distinct lack of the seasons goodwill in the House of Commons, as David Cameron called Ed Miliband a “waste of space”. Show More Summary
Time travel came to PMQs today. The leaders discussed what year it will be in 2020. The answer, naturally, isn’t 2020. Ed Miliband quoted the OBR and claimed that the… Continue reading The post PMQs sketch: Three senior politicians are accused of mass murder appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Lately there’s been a lot of talk about the ‘P’ word: privatisation. Ed Miliband’s team hasn’t done the hard policy work to revitalise Labour as a party of government, and… Continue reading The post Private enterprise has shaped Britain. So why is privatisation thought to be politically toxic? appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Dan Hodges and The Telegraph cartoonist Matt both took the opportunity to lampoon a recent speech from the Labour leader, Ed Miliband, the other day which was unfortunately overshadowed by the release of an official briefing document to Labour MPs advising them to 'move the conversation on' if voters raise the issue of immigration on the doorstep. Show More Summary
The Times cartoonist Peter Brookes hits the nail on the head with his portrayal of Ed Miliband announcing Labour's bold new plan for deficit reduction. Nicer Cuts Under Labour! As a popular, potentially vote-winning slogan for the People's Party, I have to say I have my doubts.
I didn't bother to read Ed Miliband's latest speech about his plans to make the UK PLC 'live within its means' if Labour wins the general election in 2015. The reason being that the two Eds (Miliband and Balls) have had nothing of note...Show More Summary
UKIP has released a new video mocking Labour leader Ed Miliband's speech on immigration earlier today.
Ed Miliband congratulated Labour colleague Jim Murphy on his decisive victory in the Scottish leadership election, but there was a sting in the tail as Ed proclaimed his intention to campaign 'shoulder to shoulder' with Jim in an effort to get David Cameron out of 10 Downing Street. Show More Summary
John Rentoul writing in The Independent joined there ranks of those who have been pouring cold water on the suggestion Ed Miliband has anything different to say when it comes to managing the economy, addressing the deficit and balancing the nation's spending books. Show More Summary
Andrew Rawnsley captures very well the delicious irony of Ed Miliband's reliance on a political foe in Jim Murphy, if the UK Labour leader is to stand any chance of 'winning' next year's general election. In practical terms this means...Show More Summary
Ed Miliband’s speech on reducing the deficit has attracted a fair bit of criticism for not telling us very much that’s new. It was supposed to be a Big Speech,… Continue reading The post What we learnt from Miliband’s Big Speech, with no Big Announcement appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
One of the oldest and best-attested cognitive biases is the illusion of control - our tendency to over-estimate our ability to control events.Ed Miliband's speech on the deficit was an example of this bias. He omitted to state what should...
Alt Text: The Mole Labour leader proclaims Osborne cuts ‘extreme’ – but Ed Balls fails to explain how his will be different Column The Mole Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 10:40am It’s the D-word Ed Miliband famously forgot to mention in his party conference speech. Show More Summary
Credits: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images Alt Text: Ed Miliband Company news, markets and financial talking points, available from 8am Monday to Friday MILIBAND LAYS OUT DEFICIT REFORM Labour leader Ed Miliband will today set out his party's...Show More Summary
Just weeks after the speech which forgot the deficit comes the speech that remembers it - big time. Ed Miliband knows he has a problem and can sense an opportunity. The problem is Labour's lack of economic credibility - something every...Show More Summary
Labour has returned to a bit more of an even keel in the past few wintry weeks after a torrid autumn. Plotters are resigned to letting Ed Miliband fight the… Continue reading The post Labour now thinks it is safe to reject the Tory narrative on the economy appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Labour leader Ed Miliband could ban pro-life protests outside abortion clinics and counselling centres if his party wins the general election in a move that could have serious implications for the right to protest. Miliband had the question...Show More Summary
Ed Miliband has just managed to have a really good PMQs on a day when there is such a big story following the session that it will barely get reported.… Continue reading The post Miliband chooses the wrong day to have a good PMQs appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Credits: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Alt Text: Labour leader Ed Miliband From 'weedy and square' comprehensive school pupil to opposition leader. Will Ed be the next PM? Profile Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 8:17am See related: David Cameron:...Show More Summary