Yesterday, I questioned George Osborne's economic competence. In one sense, though, it is a little unfair to single him out. Back in the summer, Ed Miliband wibbled that "we won’t have the money" and pledged to "balancing the books in...
Alt Text: Columnist Don Brind If Tories are prepared to vote tactically for Ukip in Doncaster North, Ed could be ousted, says Ashcroft Column Don Brind Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 12:20pm The Tory peer Lord Ashcroft provoked high excitement...Show More Summary
Rod Liddle does the most effective and funniest put-down of Ed Miliband's claim to think of the word 'respect' whenever the Labour leader is confronted by an image of a White Van Man complete with England flags flying in the background. Show More Summary
Released tomorrow polling in Doncaster North showing UKIP 2nd so if Tories tactically vote for UKIP Miliband loses #votetorygetlabour! — Lord Ashcroft (@LordAshcroft) November 26, 2014
Ed Miliband is determined to talk about the NHS as much as possible at PMQs while David Cameron wants the economy to be Topic A. The result: Miliband asks about… Continue reading The post PMQs: Ukip’s presence unnerves both the Tories and Labour appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Jason Cowley, editor of the left wing New Statesman magazine, created something of a political 'shitstorm' the other week in publishing a less than flattering portrayal of Ed Miliband, as the leader of a badly out-of-touch Labour Party. Show More Summary
Ed Miliband has a problem. It's the same one as Gordon Brown. It's a lack of faith in their own unpopular views. At least Michael Foot had the decency to stand and fall by his daft agenda. Think back to 2010 and Rochdale, when Mr Brown retired to the back of his car and called Gillian Duffy a bigot. Show More Summary
Say this for the current state of British politics: it keeps finding new lows. A while back I made the mistake of suggesting voters might already have priced-in Ed Miliband’s… Continue reading The post The saga of Ed Miliband and White Van Man reveals a politics based on grievance and cowardice appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Dan Hodges doesn't pull his punches in this article about Ed Miliband in which he describes the Labour leader as a 'hypocrite, coward and a fool'. Now Dan seems like quite a pleasant and reasonable chap to me, so what's got him so worked...Show More Summary
This was meant to be the weekend when Ed Miliband got some ‘breathing space’, a chance to recover after the last torrid few weeks. But his—and his party’s—troubles are still… Continue reading The post No breathing space for Miliband and Labour appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Unsurprisingly, the Labour Party's biggest critics have seized on the resignation of Emily Thornberry to pour more scorn on Ed Miliband, the following article from The Telegraph being a good example. But there's a serious political message...Show More Summary
The fallout from Emily Thornberry’s ‘snobbish’ photo of a flag-furnished house in Rochester looks like it still has plenty of gas. The house’s owner, Dan Ware, has travelled to Thornberry’s… Continue reading The post Ed Miliband reveals he ‘feels respect’ whenever he sees a white van appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Fancy predicting the future under an Ed Miliband administration? Well, look no further than Labour-run Camden Council at present. Proudly serving their 229,000 constituents (or just 56 of them, as we shall read later) since gaining control of the Town Hall back in 2010. Show More Summary
The Independent seems unimpressed at the steps attempt to restore the political fortunes of the Labour leader, Ed Miliband. Now I agree with the newspaper's assessment although not out of any personal malice, I just think that it's a...Show More Summary
After a stern talking-to from Ed Miliband, Islington MP Emily Thornberry has apologised for tweeting a picture from the Rochester by-election that was taken as a sneer at patriotic White Van… Continue reading The post Emily Thornberry apologises for Rochester White Van Man tweet appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
A petition has been started to get Myleene Klass fired from her role at Littlewoods after she humiliated Ed Miliband on ITV's political programme 'The Agenda'. And the half-Austrian, half-Filipino musician and model has also been told by a Labour candidate that she should leave the country. Show More Summary
Ironic Tory roars greeted Miliband’s ascent to the vertical at PMQs today. He assumed his habitual spanked puppy look. It’s quite a sight, Ed’s expression of frosty endurance. Part dismay,… Continue reading The post PMQs sketch: Labour and Ed Miliband are the ones who are really out of touch appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Myleene Klass had a bit of a go at Ed Miliband last night when she appeared next to the Labour leader on The Agenda. She was very cross about what… Continue reading The post Myleene Klass attacks Ed Miliband’s ‘sexy’ mansion tax appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Can you out-Ukip Ukip? Depending on which day of the week it is, both mainstream political parties think you can and you can’t. Last week Ed Miliband said you couldn’t… Continue reading The post Responding to Ukip shouldn’t just mean talking about immigration appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Martin Kettle writing in The Guardian lays bare the poverty of ambition that defines the Labour Party these days. Under Ed Miliband's leadership the best Labour can hope for is to scrape home as the largest party, but with only one third...Show More Summary