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....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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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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. ...
Len McCluskey image
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”. ...
HS2: North West and Yorkshire routes confirmed image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of November 2016 12:06:42 AM
...." . The area's MP, former Labour leader Ed Miliband, said he would oppose the planned Sheffield part of the route, saying it "flies in the face of evidence, logic, value for money and the needs and interests of local people". ...
John McDonnell vows '£10 real living wage in 2020' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 25th of September 2016 11:56:34 PM
....Allies of Mr Corbyn are pressing him to use his increased authority following his re-election to set out bold policies on the economy and the public services - cementing the party's anti-cuts agenda. Also speaking at the conference, former leader Ed Miliband said the confusion unleashed by the Brexit vote was an opportunity for Labour but only if it spoke for both those who voted to leave as well as remain. ...
HS2 'needs realistic timetable' say MPs image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of September 2016 11:52:04 PM
.... . Local MP Ed Miliband (remember him?) is furious about it. ...
HS2 jitters image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 12th of September 2016 03:10:25 PM
....Not least, it ploughs through hundreds of homes on a new Doncaster housing estate, part of which is still being built. It has made the local MP (Ed Miliband no less) change his tune and start questioning the scheme. ...
Jeremy Corbyn to set out energy policy 'for the 60m, not the big six' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of September 2016 08:00:27 AM
....The latest clash in Labour’s leadership contest came after the party’s MPs and peers backed proposals to restore elections to the shadow cabinet in a move viewed as a fresh challenge to Corbyn. The parliamentary Labour party held a ballot on reintroducing the measure Ed Miliband axed in 2011 to give him a free hand selecting his top team. ...
Owen Smith, know your facts, we don’t want a graduate tax image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 5th of September 2016 06:00:22 AM
.... Our world-class universities could continue to be well funded. That is why the National Union of Students (NUS) once backed the idea, as did some more cerebral politicians, such as Vince Cable, Ed Miliband and Gordon Brown. ...

Nigel Farage wows social media with new moustache 
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 12th of August 2016 02:58:09 PM
....com/fhKCkTFnJn.  The social media frenzy is reminiscent of the time Ed Miliband grew a beard to achieve a ruggedly handsome look. ...

Scottish Labour is lost in the wilderness
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 12th of August 2016 12:58:43 PM
. Six months or so before the 2015 general election, in the immediate aftermath of the Scottish independence referendum, the parliamentary Labour Party (PLP) was addressed by our leader, Ed Miliband. ...

Jeremy Corbyn's delusion that he can beat the Tories is tragic, but it's all Labour has right now
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....Further data from Ipsos MORI shows that Labour is faring worse in the polls under Mr Corbyn than any of its past leaders in recent history, even Michael Foot. He has impressed so few voters that his net dissatisfaction among the electorate, it noted, surpasses that of predecessors like Mr Foot and Ed Miliband. ...

Only electoral humiliation can save the Labour Party now
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of August 2016 05:02:23 PM
....This reluctance to compromise is one of the main causes of the massive existential crisis Labour faces, even if Owen Smith does somehow manage to take charge. Labour’s working-class voters want lower levels of immigration, yet even under Ed Miliband, the party’s liberal membership erupted in paroxysms of rage over an anaemic pledge promising “controls on immigration” – something taken for granted by the wider electorate. ...

Jeremy Corbyn allies plan to approve mandatory reselection by end of year in move that could ‘purge’ dozens of Labour moderates
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...." . There was also a boost for Mr Smith, the former Labour frontbencher running for the leadership, as ex-leader Ed Miliband publicly backed his candidacy. ...
CMA report on UK banking industry is weak and disappointing image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of August 2016 12:24:49 PM
....It seems highly unlikely that the latest investigation, carried out by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), will unduly concern the big four. They were certainly a lot more worried when the investigation was launched two years ago, because at the time, the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government felt the need to respond to Ed Miliband’s suggestion that the oligopoly should be broken up. ...

Jeremy Corbyn accuses Tom Watson of ‘peddling baseless conspiracy theories’ as relationship between pair hits rock bottom
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.... . He said that Ed Miliband had made a “terrible error of judgement” by  introducing a "one member, one vote" sytem in leadership elections. ...
Watchdog demands banking overhaul to save customers money image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of August 2016 06:48:30 AM
....After two-year investigation into the sector, the competition watchdog said technological advances that helped the development of Uber and Google Maps would make it easier for customers to compare bank accounts and should encourage customers to shop around. The £5m investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority – first announced in July 2014 when former Labour leader Ed Miliband was vowing to create new banks – is intended to kickstart competition in a sector where only 3% of personal and 4% of business customers switch to a different bank in any year. ...

Labour has been left by the grown-ups to the Corbynites - and they can keep on trashing the place
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....Yet the party’s ruling body, the National Executive Committee (NEC), seems utterly unable to implement or even articulate the party’s own rules effectively. The blame for that goes much wider than Ed Miliband, but let’s start with him anyway. ...

Jeremy Corbyn's 10 pledges may just guarantee Labour's destruction
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 5th of August 2016 10:47:38 AM
....com/7Qy1swSp3h. Tony Blair had five pledges in 1997; Gordon Brown followed suit; Ed Miliband’s "Ed Stone", with six, was about as concrete as these pledges get - and that saw its end in a warehouse in Woolwich rather than in installation. ...

Labour Party made £10 million more than Tories last year following a surge of new members 
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.... . According to the latest figures from the Electoral Commission the Labour Party almost £3 million more through membership fees than they had the previous year under Ed Miliband. ...

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