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....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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 8th of March 2017 12:41:30 PM
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....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”. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....”. 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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....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”. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....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”. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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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. ...

Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith battle it out in an arena abandoned by the Big Beasts
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.... After all, what’s the point in changing the leader if we don’t get a change in policy at the same time? Smith talked about restoring the 50p rate of tax which, given that it contributed to the loss of the 2010 election, should go down well with some of those who supported Corbyn last year. He channeled Ed Miliband by promising an end to zero-hour contracts – another policy that gained absolutely no traction on the doorstep last year and which, therefore, still wins favour with Labour members. ...

Saved in the 'Nick’ of time from the world’s most expensive power station? 
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....Until now, the absurd story of Hinkley has been as vivid an example of the self-deluding power of groupthink as could be imagined. All those ministers swept along by it, such as Ed Miliband, Chris Huhne and Ed Davey, should hang their heads in shame. ...

Thousands of Yorkshire homes warned not to use tap water after bacteria fears
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....Thousands of people in a South Yorkshire town have been warned not to use tap water for drinking or cooking after high levels of bacteria were detected. Former Labour leader Ed Miliband said he is "very concerned" over the situation affecting 3,600 properties in parts of Thorne, near Doncaster, and the neighbouring village of Moorends, which is in his constituency. ...

If Jeremy Corbyn is the problem, why is Owen Smith so keen to copy him? 
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....com/Oyv4piJdld. He may have been loathe to boil these down to five points - as that is what Tony Blair and Ed Miliband did - but the blizzard of pledges can't hide the fact that his platform is a pale imitation of Corbynism. ...

Missing, presumed lost: Andy Burnham's spine
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 27th of July 2016 05:00:00 AM
.... He didn't follow his friend James Purnell out of Gordon Brown's cabinet in 2009. He stood back and let Ed Miliband lead the party to failure because, as he later admitted, he was too much of a "team player". ...

Thanks to Theresa May, we're free to shop at Waitrose without apologising for it
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....The mockney-isation of MPs’ lives is just as demeaning for the cynical public. Do the spin-weasels really think we believe politicos who live in London mansions spend their whole time refuelling on bacon butties (remember Ed Miliband failing to masticate like a man of the people?) in greasy spoons when we all know their natural habitat is the River Café?. ...

I don't know if there is any way to save the Labour Party anymore
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 25th of July 2016 10:46:24 AM
.... In recent decades, the supposed “broad church” has tended to mean one thing: pitching rightwards and assuming the Left has nowhere else to go. Ed Miliband’s left-wing policy platform was always considered a mistake by much of the party establishment. ...

Poverty-stricken workers paid just 30p an hour to make Jeremy Corbyn campaign T-shirts
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....". In 2014, T-shirts worn by Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg and Harriet Harman which celebrated feminism were reported to have been produced by poverty-stricken migrant workers paid just 62p an hour. ...

Nicola Sturgeon takes political fantasy to new heights
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 23rd of July 2016 04:25:45 PM
.... Instead, much of the media treats her as though she is talking perfect sense. It is as if Ed Miliband, having lost the 2015 election, were going around pretending he was prime minister, claiming he could take key decisions, inviting himself to chat to foreign potentates on that basis, and the media finding such conduct quite normal. ...

Labour leadership race: Will £25 voters swing it for Jeremy Corbyn?
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 21st of July 2016 05:48:52 PM
....More than 180,000 people have signed up to vote in the Labour leadership election by paying £25 and becoming what is called a “registered supporter”. The new type of membership was created by Ed Miliband and much blamed by moderates for helping Mr Corbyn win the leadership last summer, when the price tag was just £3. ...
May adds energy policy to Business department image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 14th of July 2016 05:08:04 PM
....". Ed Miliband, a former Climate and Energy Secretary and ex-Labour leader, tweeted: "DECC abolition just plain stupid. ...
George Osborne image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of July 2016 06:22:31 PM
.... . For a supposedly slick political operator, some of his Budgets have been messy, not least his 2012 effort dubbed an "omnishambles Budget" by the then Labour leader, Ed Miliband. ...
For heaven's sake man, go! Ten ways to resign when it's time image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 5th of July 2016 09:55:42 AM
.... In light of the recent pile-up, including everyone from the prime minister to the national football team manager throwing the towel in, here’s our guide to the perfect P45 and the current rules of resignation. Who knew Ed Miliband and David Cameron had anything in common? But both men took mere hours to stand down after bracing defeats. ...
Why a £358 washing machine costs £1,092 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 4th of July 2016 08:25:28 AM
. In an exclusive report for the Victoria Derbyshire programme, former Labour leader Ed Miliband investigates rent-to-own companies and says he wants them to be regulated like pay day loan firms. ...
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Ed Miliband: We need more rent-to-own regulation image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 3rd of July 2016 11:21:29 PM
. Former Labour leader Ed Miliband is calling for better regulation of rent-to-own companies, which allow shoppers to pay for household items such as TVs and washing machines in instalments. ...
Rent-to-own firms 'selling to vulnerable people' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 3rd of July 2016 11:05:20 PM
....BrightHouse - the biggest company - denies exploiting consumers in vulnerable circumstances. During an investigation for the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme, former Labour leader Ed Miliband called for better and clearer regulation of the rent-to-own sector. ...
Brexit is a rejection of globalisation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of June 2016 10:41:12 AM
....The risk is that if the mainstream parties don’t respond to the demands of their traditional supporters, they will be replaced by populist parties who will. The French Socialist party has effectively lost most of its old blue-collar working class base to the hard left and the hard right, and in the UK there is a danger that the same thing will happen to the Labour party, where Jeremy Corbyn’s laissez-faire approach to immigration is at odds with the views of many voters in the north that supported Ed Miliband in the 2015 general election, but who plumped for Brexit last week. ...
The Guardian view on business ethics: decency needed | Editorial image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of June 2016 05:54:21 PM
.... There is a deeper malaise that has blurred the distinction between enterprise and racketeering. When Ed Miliband drew that line in a speech in 2011 he found himself in the press pillory reserved for politicians of the left whose rhetoric is insufficiently deferential to business. ...
The Observer view on immigration and the EU referendum | Observer editorial image
....The main parties have struggled to frame a response. Both adopted superficial measures to “control” immigration preceding the 2015 election: David Cameron through a migration cap he had no chance of meeting; Ed Miliband by strengthening the border and moving to a more contributory system of welfare. ...
Alan Sugar named Tory enterprise tsar despite past criticism of Osborne image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of May 2016 10:24:37 AM
....Brown and Tony Blair spent years building up a closer relationship with business. But after the global financial crisis plunged Britain into recession, Ed Miliband shifted Labour’s focus to protecting the consumer, with policies such as the energy price cap. ...
Government considers seven-day switching service for mortgages image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of May 2016 11:00:23 PM
.... Once finalised, the plans will be enshrined in a better markets bill. A cap on energy prices was a central plank of Labour’s general election manifesto, as Ed Miliband sought to crack down on predatory firms exploiting their customers. ...
Jeremy Corbyn calls for new economics to tackle 'grotesque inequality' image
....To help solve the housing crisis, McDonnell said a Labour government would give councils the power to impose rent controls. The party’s former leader Ed Miliband said before the 2015 general election that landlords should only be able to raise rents by less than inflation for the duration of a contract. ...
Christopher Bailey: from Burberry chief executive to chief hatchet man image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of May 2016 06:50:58 PM
.... Sir John Peace has been chairman for 14 years and is better placed to explain why Burberry, at the first arrival of tougher trading conditions, has suddenly confessed to serious overcomplexity and an urgent need for reform. Woz it Ed Miliband wot did it? Something seems to have happened in the energy market to encourage higher rates of switching. ...
The super-rich blackmail us with threats to leave the UK. We should call their bluff image
.... Alistair Darling’s 50p tax rate for millionaires causes hedge fund managers to mutter “everyone is thinking about leaving”. Ed Miliband’s plan to abolish non-dom status provokes upmarket estate agents to shake their heads: “It’s like the 1970s again, when waves of wealthy people left Britain and it was a disaster. ...
This bank account switching report is a real hassle image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 15th of May 2016 08:00:01 AM
....The investigation, which was originally due to be concluded this month, was announced in July 2014, at a time of heightened political debate about the banking sector. Then Labour leader Ed Miliband was pushing for a break-up of the big four of Lloyds Banking Group, Royal Bank of Scotland, HSBC and Barclays. ...
Would a rent cap work for tenants facing £1,000-a-month rises? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 2nd of May 2016 06:00:16 AM
....Labour pledged to introduce rent controls in its 2015 election manifesto. Former leader Ed Miliband said rises should be limited to inflation over a three-year period, and tenancy lengths of three years should become the norm. ...
The Guardian view on the state and the market: the end of ‘hands-off’ economics | Editorial image
.... Most moderate left opinion just wants business to be run with more than a patina of social conscience. Ed Miliband made “responsible capitalism” the theme for his leadership of the Labour party. ...
The Guardian view on the state and the market: the end of ‘hands-off’ economics | Editorial image
.... Most moderate left opinion just wants business to be run with more than a patina of social conscience. Ed Miliband made “responsible capitalism” the theme for his leadership of the Labour party. ...

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