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....Sky, which is 39% controlled by 21st Century Fox, continues to fund Sky News, which loses tens of millions of pounds a year. Ed Miliband, the former Labour leader and long-time Murdoch critic, said: “This decision shows the Murdochs panicking about their bid for Sky. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... That date seemed an age away when the takeover proposal was made in December 2016 – less so now. Ed Miliband, chief lobbyist in getting Bradley to rethink the terms of her referral and reject Ofcom’s advice, has played a blinder. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....”. Ed Miliband, the former Labour leader, criticised Ofcom’s handling of the Sky deal as well as comments made by the regulator in a letter to Bradley that recent complaints about Fox News – including programmes covering its Seth Rich story – were not a breach of the broadcasting code because the shows in question were not news programmes. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The most likely outcome is still that she stands by her original view to refer the deal to the CMA on the grounds of media plurality but not broadcasting standards. However, campaign group Avaaz and a group of high-profile MPs led by Ed Miliband and Vince Cable have made a compelling and powerful argument that it should also be referred on broadcasting standards due to the scandals at Fox News and the potential for the Murdochs to “Foxify” Sky News by giving it a rightwing slant. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Can so many assorted charges ever be reconciled? Perhaps not. Ed Miliband, a leader of the Thwart Rupert campaign, sees no regulatory end in sight. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Deal or no deal, Sky is the regulators’ hardest ever test image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 17th of September 2017 06:00:33 AM
....Can so many assorted charges ever be reconciled? Perhaps not. Ed Miliband, a leader of the Thwart Rupert campaign, sees no regulatory end in sight. ...
Murdochs' Sky bid isn't the slam dunk it looked a month ago | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of September 2017 08:00:31 PM
.... That date seemed an age away when the takeover proposal was made in December 2016 – less so now. Ed Miliband, chief lobbyist in getting Bradley to rethink the terms of her referral and reject Ofcom’s advice, has played a blinder. ...
Murdochs' Sky takeover bid to be referred to competition watchdog image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of September 2017 12:33:35 PM
....”. Ed Miliband, the former Labour leader, criticised Ofcom’s handling of the Sky deal as well as comments made by the regulator in a letter to Bradley that recent complaints about Fox News – including programmes covering its Seth Rich story – were not a breach of the broadcasting code because the shows in question were not news programmes. ...
Rupert Murdoch's proposed Sky takeover reaches endgame image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 3rd of September 2017 01:29:22 PM
....The most likely outcome is still that she stands by her original view to refer the deal to the CMA on the grounds of media plurality but not broadcasting standards. However, campaign group Avaaz and a group of high-profile MPs led by Ed Miliband and Vince Cable have made a compelling and powerful argument that it should also be referred on broadcasting standards due to the scandals at Fox News and the potential for the Murdochs to “Foxify” Sky News by giving it a rightwing slant. ...
Sky stops broadcasting rightwing US channel Fox News in UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of August 2017 03:00:00 PM
....Sky, which is 39% controlled by 21st Century Fox, continues to fund Sky News, which loses tens of millions of pounds a year. Ed Miliband, the former Labour leader and long-time Murdoch critic, said: “This decision shows the Murdochs panicking about their bid for Sky. ...
Ofcom could face judicial review over Murdoch's Sky takeover image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of August 2017 06:12:54 PM
....It also claimed the regulator had made errors when assessing 21st Century Fox’s compliance with the UK broadcasting code, drew “wrong conclusions” from allegations of sexual and racial harassment at Fox News, and ignored the role James Murdoch would play as chief executive of 21st Century Fox. Bradley asked Ofcom for more analysis after her department received new submissions on the takeover, including from Avaaz and MPs including former Labour leader and longtime Murdoch critic Ed Miliband. ...
Will 2017 be Rupert Murdoch's summer of despair? | Jill Abramson image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of August 2017 10:00:36 AM
....The latest cases involve two hosts of shows on Fox Business News, both of whom have been suspended. The new allegations surely provide fuel for a group of British politicians including Ed Miliband, Vince Cable and Ken Clarke who have been campaigning for the takeover to be blocked. ...
Fox’s chances of securing Sky depend on the football result image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 13th of August 2017 05:59:06 AM
....Bradley has said she intends to call in the competition regulator to scrutinise media plurality issues (as the deal would see the Murdochs controlling UK assets ranging from Sky News to the Sun and Times newspapers), but has not made up her mind about whether to ask it to also look at broadcasting standards issues. Ofcom said it had found no grounds for asking the CMA to look at issues including the sexual harassment scandal at Fox News, but there are many opponents of the deal – including Ed Miliband, Vince Cable and campaign group Avaaz – and some have threatened legal action if the government does not launch a full investigation. ...
Murdoch’s Sky takeover bid delayed as Ofcom is asked for further input image
....It is understood that Ofcom has been asked for its comments on a range of broadcasting standards issues, and not that one particular piece of evidence has transformed the government’s view of the deal. The submissions to the DCMS included the threat of legal action from a group of high-profile MPs including the former Labour leader and longtime Murdoch critic Ed Miliband, and Avaaz, the campaign group, if the government did not ask the CMA for a full investigation into the deal on the grounds of broadcasting standards. ...
How Britain fell out of love with the free market image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 4th of August 2017 05:00:34 AM
.... During its first weeks, Occupy London received strikingly plentiful and respectful media coverage. The culmination of all these revolts, some hoped, would be the party leadership of the one senior New Labour figure who had never been fully converted to the free market, Ed Miliband. ...
The promise of a new era at Sports Direct must also mean new personnel image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of July 2017 06:48:36 PM
....Some submissions may be copycat petitions. Some – like the letter from Ed Miliband, the former Labour leader, and Sir Vince Cable, the new leader of the Liberal Democrats – have infuriated a Murdoch camp that wants to see “political interference” at every turn. ...
Culture secretary keeps Rupert Murdoch waiting over Sky deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of July 2017 11:26:27 AM
....The media regulator, Ofcom, on which Bradley has based her decisions to date, said it found no grounds to ask the CMA to look at issues including the sexual harassment scandal at Fox News and issues relating to phone hacking. Opponents including Ed Miliband and Vince Cable, longstanding critics of the Murdochs, have argued that not making the issue of broadcasting standards part of the CMA review could leave Bradley’s decision open to a judicial review. ...
The coal truth: how a major energy source lost its power in Britain image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of July 2017 04:16:25 PM
....Such a swift decline of coal in the UK was not always inevitable. As recently as 2009, the then climate secretary, Ed Miliband, saw “clean coal” power stations, which captured and stored their carbon emissions, as a central plank of the UK’s energy future. ...
Ofcom made serious errors over Murdoch Sky bid, say high-profile MPs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 14th of July 2017 03:31:40 PM
....A group of high-profile senior MPs have claimed that Ofcom made a “serious legal error” in its handling of Rupert Murdoch’s bid for Sky and could face a judicial review unless the government orders a full investigation into the threat to broadcasting standards from the deal. Ed Miliband, the former Labour leader, Sir Vince Cable, the Liberal Democrat leadership candidate, Kenneth Clarke, the former Conservative chancellor, and Lord Falconer, the Labour peer and former lord chancellor, claim in a letter to the government that there was a “fundamental failure” in Ofcom’s investigation into the proposed £11. ...
Labour MPs warn ministers against ‘grubby deal with Murdochs’ over Sky image
.... The Murdochs had offered to fund a Sky News service for five years, with a separate editorial board, but this had been rejected by Bradley. Ed Miliband, the former Labour leader, told Bradley that she should not accept any undertakings in lieu of a full competition inquiry. ...
Britain’s economic model is broken: this is our first post-crash election | Aditya Chakrabortty image
.... I can critique her solutions – indeed, give me a minute and I shall – but that one fact marks a massive break with previous elections. Unlike when David Cameron battled Ed Miliband, the country this pair of party leaders see is more alike than it is different. ...
From tax to Brexit, the Tories will do anything to stay in power image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 06:00:47 AM
....Many reports have suggested that when presented with individual Labour policies – in what one might call a “blind tasting” – respondents have been much more enthusiastic than when the names of Corbyn and some of his colleagues come up. One peculiarity of this campaign is that policies such as caps on the charges made by energy suppliers were derided by the Conservatives when propagated by Corbyn’s predecessor, Ed Miliband, but have now been brazenly filched by Theresa May. ...
British shoppers go on spring spree – but the outlook may be chillier | Larry Elliott image
.... Action is pledged to help motorists, rail passengers, leaseholders and phone users. Despite the derision heaped on Ed Miliband when he proposed the self-same policy two years ago, there will be a price cap on energy bills, which ministers estimate would be worth £1. ...
We wouldn’t need price caps if the Tories hadn’t cut energy-saving schemes image
....The problem with price caps is that they are – like switching to tariffs that eventually come to an end – a short-term sticking plaster. Ed Miliband’s price freeze was for 18 months. ...
Five-minute guide to Tory's manifesto pledge on fuel image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 12:01:00 AM
....”. Others note that when former Labour leader Ed Miliband announced an energy price freeze in 2015, the Tories accused him of living in a “Marxist universe”. ...
May to appeal to low-paid voters with new social housing pledge image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 13th of May 2017 09:00:05 PM
....It comes as a new Opinium poll for the Observer shows that the Tories still enjoy a commanding lead, despite seeing their advantage shrink by one point for the second week in a row. However, it also puts Jeremy Corbyn’s party on a higher share of the vote than that secured by Ed Miliband in 2015. ...
The Tory energy cap is not a policy. It’s a confession | Owen Jones image
. If it’s right for the state to intervene in one broken market, why not apply the principle across the board? When Ed Miliband unveiled his modest proposals as Labour leader to limit energy bill increases and reform the energy market, the Tory response was hysterical. ...
Tory claims over energy price cap are just hot air | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 06:46:24 PM
. The most irritating part of Theresa May’s presentation of her price cap on energy bills is not her silly pretence that her policy, and Ed Miliband’s, are chalk and cheese. ...
Tory MPs plot to water down Theresa May's energy price cap pledge image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 05:00:53 PM
.... “Unlike the Tories’ half-baked cap which only deals with some people, Labour policies will help people on every tariff,” a spokesman said. Former Labour leader Ed Miliband, who promised a price freeze in 2013 and has accused the Conservatives of hypocrisy for adopting a policy they previously attacked as “Marxist”, said the Tories could not promise voters their bills would not rise under the cap. ...
Tory energy pledge: May says she still believes in free market despite vow image
. Theresa May has said she still believes in free markets despite pledging to cap energy prices, after it was pointed out her party had dismissed a similar plan put forward by Ed Miliband as “Marxist”. ...
Energy bills: £100 cap plan defended by Theresa May image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 8th of May 2017 09:51:56 PM
....Labour said there was no guarantee the cap would stop energy prices going up. And the SNP described the proposal as an "election bribe" - while former Lib Dem energy secretary Sir Ed Davey said voters would be "astonished" the Conservatives were "copying" a policy proposed by former Labour leader Ed Miliband at the 2015 election. ...
Theresa May to promise price cap on energy bills in Tory manifesto image
....It came after five of the big six energy companies announced price increases for their standard tariffs – often the more expensive rates that 70% of people are on. The move is likely to draw fierce criticism from opposition parties after the Conservatives criticised Ed Miliband’s energy price freeze pledge in 2015 as evidence that he was living in a “Marxist universe”. ...
Bill O’Reilly accuser to meet Ofcom as Fox News scandal threatens Sky deal image
.... Shine was not accused of harassment, but there were questions over what he knew about the network’s workplace atmosphere. In the UK, senior politicians, including the former Labour leader Ed Miliband and the ex-business secretary Vince Cable, have been outspoken critics of Murdoch’s proposed takeover. ...
Theresa May promised to tackle greedy bosses – instead she’s helping them | Polly Toynbee image
.... The best Labour can hope to do is taunt May with her own words, challenge her with policies she once pretended to espouse. As with Ed Miliband’s price freeze on energy companies, expect to see popular Labour policies gain currency until they are eventually adopted by the Tories. ...
Labour party pledges to outlaw all zero-hours contracts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of April 2017 09:01:09 PM
....Labour MPs will hope the appeal to working people will stem what many feared would become a drift of some traditional Labour supporters towards the Tories with less than six weeks to go before polling day on 8 June. The manifesto for working Britain is more leftwing than that unveiled by Ed Miliband ahead of the 2015 election, which itself was criticised by the Tories and Lib Dems at the time as one of the most “anti-business” in living memory. ...
Be bold Labour: promise to abandon this ruinous Brexit | Jonathan Steele image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 06:50:15 PM
....Of course Labour faces an uphill struggle. The Tory media are savaging Corbyn; they savaged Gordon Brown and Ed Miliband, and would have savaged Owen Smith had he won the leadership. ...
Government lacks faith in free market, says energy boss image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 07:07:41 AM
....It is, on the face of it, an extraordinary accusation to make. But had the Centrica chief executive made the same charge against the first person to propose energy price caps - Ed Miliband, who came up with the policy when Labour leader - no-one would have batted an eyelid. ...
Tories pinched Labour's energy price cap – but now we need detail | Nils Pratley image
. The Conservative party’s proposed price cap on energy bills is “very different” from the price freeze advocated by Ed Miliband at the last general election, according to Sir Michael Fallon, the defence secretary and former energy minister. ...
Energy price cap image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 11:52:31 AM
....". Both price cap models are fundamentally different to the controls advocated by Labour leader Ed Miliband in the run-up to the 2015 election. ...
General Election 2017: Energy bill cap 'will hit consumers' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 07:29:03 AM
....For example, they might be told that their top tariff could only be a maximum of 10% more expensive than their cheapest deal. Both price cap models are fundamentally different to the controls advocated by former Labour leader Ed Miliband in the run-up to the 2015 election. ...
Energy bills: what's the difference between Tory cap and Miliband freeze? image
....It’s not what you know but who you know. To prove the aphorism, compare the response to Theresa May’s promise to cap energy bills, and the furore over Ed Miliband’s pledge to do something very similar four years ago. ...
Tory price promise image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 01:59:35 PM
....Under the price cap being promised by the Conservatives, consumers will benefit if wholesale prices fall. But the Tories say that their policy is different from one proposed by Labour under its former leader, Ed Miliband. ...
Tories accused of stealing Labour's energy price cap promise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 11:26:37 AM
....Theresa May should give Labour a round of applause for highlighting the scandal of rip-off gas and electricity bills, the former shadow energy secretary Caroline Flint has said after senior Conservatives confirmed their manifesto will include an energy price cap. Capping utility bills was a key policy in Labour’s 2015 general election manifesto, but was rubbished by David Cameron as evidence that Ed Miliband wanted to live in a “Marxist universe”. ...
General election 2017: Tories to pledge energy bill cap image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 11:10:39 AM
.... "So it would be a cap, it would be more flexible, it would be able to reflect market conditions [and] the market would still have an influence. "That would mean in practical terms that if the oil price fell again, then consumers would benefit, which they wouldn't have done under [former Labour leader] Ed Miliband's proposal. ...
George Osborne: history will not be kind to a man whose flaws led to Brexit image
.... In part, that was because the EU referendum was an opportunity to protest about low pay, welfare cuts and stagnant living standards. In part, it was because the Conservative-supporting papers – who had backed Osborne when he was taking on Alex Salmond and Ed Miliband – came out strongly against what they called Project Fear. ...
Big six energy firms braced for government price crackdown image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 17th of April 2017 03:43:01 PM
....May used the Conservative spring conference in March to say that plans would be unveiled soon, because “relying on switching alone to keep prices down is clearly not working”. The speech had echoes of the former Labour leader Ed Miliband’s promise in 2013 to freeze energy prices. ...
United Airlines shows why it's time to deplane corporate-speak image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 16th of April 2017 05:59:23 AM
....The government is supposed to be publishing plans to help energy consumers later this month. Given the ridicule heaped on Ed Miliband when, as Labour leader, he suggested capping energy prices, that solution is surely unlikely. ...
Brexit hasn’t happened yet – and it is changing all the time image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of April 2017 06:00:00 AM
....There might be a revolt of the young, who stand to lose far more than the comfortably off 'sovereignty' brigade. In an article in the Observer last week, Ed Miliband and Hilary Benn wrote that, for those who voted Leave, the result represented “a deep sense that the country wasn’t working for them, and that politics hadn’t been providing good enough answers for a long time”. ...
Rupert Murdoch's Sky takeover approved by European regulator image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 7th of April 2017 04:07:03 PM
....This time round, James Murdoch, now the chief executive of Fox and chair of Sky, has said he does not expect to make any “meaningful concessions” to get the deal through. Critics, such as former Labour leader Ed Miliband, argue that the Murdoch empire has not been reformed since the phone hacking scandal and has a record of “persistent disregard for the law and regulatory control”. ...
Ofcom must block Murdoch's Sky takeover, Miliband and Cable say image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 31st of March 2017 02:48:08 PM
. Rupert Murdoch’s bid to take over Sky must be blocked because it would give him too much control of news media in the UK and he is not a “fit and proper” owner, according to a submission to Ofcom from the former Labour leader Ed Miliband and the ex-business secretary Vince Cable. ...
Theresa May echoes Ed Miliband with promise to reform energy market image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 04:53:15 PM
....Theresa May’s government is preparing to intervene in Britain’s energy market to weaken the influence of the big six providers and stop the poorest families being forced on to the most expensive tariffs. In a speech that had echoes of the previous Labour leader, Ed Miliband, who promised to introduce an energy price freeze, the prime minister argued that the market was “manifestly not working for all consumers”. ...
George Osborne facing calls to quit as MP over Evening Standard job image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 12:51:44 PM
....As a young graduate, Osborne hoped to pursue a career in journalism, but he failed to get a place on the Times’s trainee scheme in 1993 and briefly freelanced for the Daily Telegraph’s Peterborough diary column before becoming a researcher at Conservative central office. Ed Miliband, the former Labour leader, captured some of the widespread incredulity about Osborne’s new job, tweeting: “Breaking: I will shortly be announced as editor of Heat magazine. ...
Rupert Murdoch's Sky bid to be investigated by UK regulator image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 11:35:05 AM
....”. Both Watson and fellow Labour MP Ed Miliband raised concerns that Ofcom’s 40-day time limit is not long enough to conduct a “fit and proper” review. ...
Hammond's NICs U-turn is a political disaster for the government | Larry Elliott image
....These were valid points, just as they were a week ago. Hammond’s proposal was supported by the Resolution Foundation, which is run by Torsten Bell, a former aide to Ed Miliband, and by the Institute for Fiscal Studies, the country’s foremost authority when it comes to anything to do with the public finances. ...
The shameless Tories have betrayed the self-employed – and themselves | John Harris image
....First of all, as proved by Hammond’s painful media rounds the morning after the budget, no amount of dissembling can disguise the fact that the NI hike is a brazen breaking of a 2015 Tory manifesto – “We can commit to no increases in VAT, income tax or national insurance” – which blurred out into no end of rhetoric about how the mere idea of pushing up national insurance was the stuff of economic calamity. Circa 2014-15, despite Labour’s denials that it planned any such thing, David Cameron habitually used warnings about a rise against Ed Miliband. ...
Budget 2017: manifesto row clouds chancellor's attempt at low-key package image
....The chancellor’s attempt at a low-key package threatened to be overshadowed by a row over whether the plan to bring NICs for the employed and self-employed into line would both stifle enterprise and break a commitment made by David Cameron in 2015. The Conservatives vowed there would be no increases in income tax, VAT or NICs for the duration of the 2015-2020 parliament and during the last election campaign senior Tories accused then Labour leader Ed Miliband and his shadow chancellor, Ed Balls, of plotting to raise NICs, “hitting hard-working taxpayers and costing jobs”. ...
Philip Hammond breaks manifesto pledge with budget tax grab image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 04:05:32 PM
....The Conservatives’ 2015 manifesto promised four times that the party would “not increase the rates of VAT, income tax or national insurance in the next parliament”. One of their key attacks on Labour was that Ed Miliband would raise NICs, in what David Cameron and George Osborne called a “jobs tax”. ...
Key points of the budget 2017 – at a glance image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 12:41:30 PM
....Green paper on protecting consumers to be published. RM: This is as expected, with few details in the speech, with the government once again channelling Ed Miliband, who hit out at ‘rip-off Britain’ in the previous parliament. ...
Murdoch's 21st Century Fox bid for Sky should be rejected, minister told image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 09:38:50 AM
....Separately, Lord Puttnam has introduced an amendment to the digital economy bill, which would subject all media takeovers to the fit and proper test and which is expected to be debated in the House of Lords. This comes after a group of cross-party politicians including Ed Miliband has demanded that the regulator launch an immediate review of whether James Murdoch meets such a test to hold a UK broadcasting licence. ...
UK’s housing market is broken, and only a radical solution can fix it | Peter Hetherington image
....Significantly, it seems, the focus has now shifted from blaming councils for delaying plans, through a cumbersome planning system, to blaming builders and developers for sitting on large land banks once planning permission has been granted. Why, for instance, when around 270,000 homes are annually given planning permission, are only half that number being built? Why is so much tied up in opaque agreements between owners and developers? Is an artificial scarcity of land distorting the housing market and limiting building? Two years ago an independent commission, chaired by former BBC chairman Sir Michael Lyons for the former Labour leader Ed Miliband, spoke of six firms of land agents alone holding strategic land banks of 23,000 acres and warned that owners were holding onto land, sometimes with planning permission, in the hope that it would rise in value. ...
Who will the Brexiteers blame when the milk and honey fails to flow? | Rafael Behr image
.... Last year May appointed Matthew Taylor, formerly head of Tony Blair’s policy unit, to lead a review into modern employment practices – the decline of the stable, rewarding full-time career and its replacement by poorly paid, insecure casual servitude. A notable feature of this non-Brexit agenda is how closely it tracks arguments made by Ed Miliband in the last parliament. ...
Ed Miliband asks Ofcom for inquiry into Rupert Murdoch Sky bid image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of February 2017 06:33:05 PM
. The former Labour leader Ed Miliband is leading a campaign for the media regulator Ofcom to launch a full inquiry into Rupert Murdoch’s bid for ownership of the satellite broadcaster Sky. ...
The Econocracy review – how three students caused a global crisis in economics image
....This status quo works well for the powerful and wealthy and it will be fiercely defended. As Ed Miliband and Jeremy Corbyn have found, suggest policies that challenge the narrow orthodoxy and you will be branded an economic illiterate – even if they add up. ...
Maximum wage cap: how might it work? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 12:11:32 PM
....In response to questioning after his speech, he stressed that hospitals and schools require the hard work of everyone – from cleaners to headteachers and consultants – to be successful. But the policies he floated fell well short of a maximum pay law and came closer to Ed Miliband-style reformism than to a populist leftwing revolt. ...
Meeting notes contradict Murdoch claim not to have asked PMs for help image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of December 2016 06:05:22 PM
.... The pay-TV broadcaster is currently 39% controlled by Fox, in which the Murdoch family has a controlling interest. Speaking in parliament on Tuesday, the former Labour leader Ed Miliband urged the government to block Murdoch’s bid, after a similar approach had to be withdrawn at the height of the phone-hacking scandal in 2011. ...
Ed Miliband slams Sky bid: 'Murdoch has learned nothing' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of December 2016 01:45:43 PM
. Ed Miliband has urged the government to block Rupert Murdoch’s bid for the whole of Sky in an impassioned speech to MPs, arguing that the media and political landscape had not changed since his previous takeover attempt failed five years ago. ...
Rupert Murdoch: 'I've never asked any prime minister for anything' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of December 2016 01:57:06 PM
....The culture secretary, Karen Bradley, has 10 working days from being notified to tell Ofcom whether a public interest investigation into the proposed takeover should be launched. The former Labour leader Ed Miliband and former business secretary Vince Cable have called for the takeover to be blocked and referred to the regulator. ...
Murdoch’s Sky deal must be blocked, say senior opposition figures image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 17th of December 2016 11:05:16 PM
. James Murdoch’s continued role in his father’s media empire is sufficient reason for the proposed takeover of Sky by 21st Century Fox to be blocked, say Ed Miliband and Vince Cable. ...
Pressure grows to refer Rupert Murdoch's Sky bid to Ofcom image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of December 2016 05:38:11 PM
....He said MPs had not forgotten previous reservations about the deal and called on the government to confirm immediately that it would be referred to Ofcom. Ed Miliband, the former Labour leader, said the bid should be rejected outright. ...
Murdoch Sky bid: government faces urgent question image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of December 2016 01:28:48 PM
....In November, Bradley said the government was reconsidering whether to start Leveson part two and launched a 10-week consultation into the extent of previous criminal investigations as well as the implementation of recommendations in part one of the report. The offer has sparked a major political row, with former Labour leader Ed Miliband calling on the prime minister, Theresa May, to refer the bid to Ofcom and the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). ...
Ed Miliband joins call for soft Brexit as conflict in Labour grows image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 10th of December 2016 08:47:34 PM
. The UK should stay inside the EU’s single market and customs union even if this means there can only be limited cuts to immigration after Brexit, the former Labour leader, Ed Miliband, said. ...
Ex-BBC chief calls on Theresa May to resist Rupert Murdoch’s Sky bid image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 10th of December 2016 07:16:50 PM
....”. The former Labour leader Ed Miliband also said the government’s next move on the deal would be an indication of whether May was truly committed to standing up to the powerful, as she had claimed in her first address from Downing Street. ...
Wolfgang Streeck: ‘Look at London – it’s a second Rome. This is what an empire looks like’ image
.... He has played many key roles: joint head of Germany’s top social science institute, an adviser in the late 90s to Gerhard Schröder’s government, one of Europe’s most eminent theorists of capitalism. While never a Third Way-er, he was friendly with David and Ed Miliband. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of December 2016 04:27:54 PM
....As well as cultivating an external powerbase, how far has Mr McCluskey been trying to push the Labour Party to the left?. During the party's ill-fated spell of leadership by Ed Miliband, there was a perception that Mr McCluskey was pulling the strings to a certain extent. ...
Brexit will blow £59bn hole in public finances, admits Hammond image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 08:39:09 PM
....Labour MPs repeatedly challenged Hammond about the price of Brexit. Former Labour leader Ed Miliband said the new forecasts were “a salutary warning to us about the decisions we take in the coming months”, adding “isn’t it a very strong argument for us to remain as close as possible to our largest trading area, the single market, and inside not outside the customs union?”. ...
A hard times chancellor with little to give away | Anne Perkins image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 07:05:14 PM
.... Stories have been circulating all week that No 10 was pressing the chancellor next door for a handout to the Jams, the brand new acronym for a familiar but freshly defined demographic. The Jams appear to owe their origin to the Resolution Foundation, a thinktank now chaired by the former Tory minister David Willetts, whose director is Torsten Bell, a former aide to Ed Miliband. ...
Autumn statement: Hammond to crack down on letting fees image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 10:15:47 PM
....The ban on letting fees comes despite Barwell’s comments and the fact that the Conservative government led by David Cameron fiercely resisted calls by the Labour party for the change just six months ago. The Conservative party press office put out a statement saying that Ed Miliband’s policy would “lead to higher rents” while the same message was delivered by the local government minister, Marcus Jones, who is still in position. ...
Are you a JAM? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 21st of November 2016 10:48:16 AM
Jam tomorrow: all Philip Hammond is likely to offer struggling Britons image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 20th of November 2016 02:48:08 PM
....Politicians have known about the Jams and vied for their allegiance for years. Ed Miliband made a pitch for the “squeezed middle” and George Osborne donned a hard hit and a hi-vis jacket to praise and rub shoulders with those who uncomplainingly “got on with it”. ...

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