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Ed Miliband

Leader of the Labour Party and the Labour candidate for Doncaster North

Ed Miliband is Leader of the Labour Party and the Labour candidate for Doncaster North. He tweets at @Ed_miliband

A Distant and Distracted Cameron Cannot Tackle Tax Avoidance

The choices we make will begin to determine whether we have a responsible capitalism or an irresponsible one. The events of the past three weeks have only served to underline how distant and distracted David Cameron, not to mention his divided party, has become from addressing these issues.
21/05/2013 15:38 BST

G20 in Cannes Needs to Bring the World Leadership

The meeting in Cannes must send a message to the world that politicians have heard the concerns of their citizens and they understand the scale of the crisis. Living standards are being squeezed, unearned rewards at the top too often create greater inequality, and retrenchment of valued education spending risks undermining the knowledge economies we need for the future. People across the world understand it was flaws in free-market capitalism that caused this crisis. They need to hear the positive case for responsible capitalism which will get us out of it. The role of political leaders is not to protest, it is to set out a different course for the future. Only by doing that will we begin to restore the confidence, the lack of which is holding back the recovery.
02/11/2011 14:01 GMT

Whilst Phone Hacking Disgusts the Nation, The Prime Minister

The latest disclosures about how people working for the News of the World apparently hacked into the phones of Milly Dowler and the families of 7/7 victims have triggered nationwide disgust. It is at times like these that people look to their Prime Minister to face up to the challenges presented, without fear or favour. I am afraid that yesterday David Cameron did not rise to that challenge.
07/07/2011 00:03 BST