Entries by Ned Simons from 10/2012

Ed Balls: 'I've Never Been A Bitch And Briefed Against Colleagues'

Posted 10.01.2012 | UK Politics

Ed Balls has insisted he never engaged in "snake-like politics" by briefing against fellow Labour politicians in order to advance his career, counteri...

Ed Balls Attacks 'Butch Cameron And The Flat-Line Kid'

Posted 10.01.2012 | UK Politics

Ed Balls has christened the prime minister and chancellor "Butch Cameron and the flat-line kid" as he sharply criticised the two men for how they trea...

Barack Obama Fist-Bumps White House Cleaner, '36 Days To Win This' (PICTURE)

Posted 10.01.2012 | UK Politics

With a solid lead in the polls, Barack Obama is due to face Mitt Romney in the first presidential debate on Wednesday evening. If the latest pictur...

'Total Rubbish, He's Lost The Election': Gordon Brown's Frustration With John Kerry's Debate Performance Revealed

Posted 10.01.2012 | UK Politics

Gordon Brown could not believe the way Democratic US Senator John Kerry "lost" his first presidential debate with George W. Bush in 2004, a former aid...

Labour Leadership: Who Follows Ed? Top Ten Contenders (PICTURES)

Posted 10.01.2012 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband gives his keynote address to the Labour Party conference today, so what better time to wildly speculate about who could replace him as lea...

Ed Miliband Suffers Poll Blow Ahead Of 'Highly Personal' Leader's Speech

Posted 10.01.2012 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband suffered a blow ahead of his leader's address to the Labour Party conference on Tuesday, after a poll revealed only two out of 10 people b...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Ed Gets Personal

Posted 10.01.2012 | UK Politics

** Labour Conference Edition ** Miliband Gets Personal ** Ed Balls Is NOT A 'Bitch' ** ALASTAIR CAMPBELL MP? ** WILD LEADERSHIP SPECULATION** ED G...

Ed Miliband Adopts Benjamin Disraeli's 19th Century Conservative 'One Nation' Label In Conference Speech

Posted 10.02.2012 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband made a forceful appeal for the centre ground on Tuesday, when he adopted the Tory 'One Nation' tradition as his own. Addressing the Lab...

Ed Miliband Defends Targeting David Cameron's Wealth In 'Millionaire Tax' Attack

Posted 10.03.2012 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has defended his claim that David Cameron will personally benefit from the cut in the top rate of income tax. During his well received ...

Ed Miliband Thanks Mitt Romney For His 'North Korean Mr Leader' Greeting

Posted 10.03.2012 | UK Politics

During Mitt Romney's visit to London in July, critics of Labour leader Ed Miliband were delighted to hear that the Republican candidate for president ...

Lib Dem Poster Portrays Ed Miliband As 'Bankers Lapdog'

Posted 10.03.2012 | UK Politics

Suspect photoshopping skills aside, the message of this new campaign poster from the Liberal Democrats is pretty clear - Labour is responsible for the...

Transport Officials Suspended Over West Coast Rail 'Fiasco'

Posted 10.03.2012 | UK Politics

Three Department for Transport officials involved in the now-scrapped West Coast rail franchise competition have been suspended, the department said t...

Jeremy Hunt Is The 'Invisible Man', Says Andy Burnham

Posted 10.03.2012 | UK Politics

Jeremy Hunt is the "invisible man", shadow health secretary Andy Burnham has joked. Speaking to the Labour Party conference in Manchester on Wedne...

Obama And Romney Debate: President 'Fluffed' It, 'Should Have Sent Michelle' Commentators Say

Posted 10.04.2012 | UK Politics

Those who managed to stay up until 2am - and that's just when it began - to watch the first presidential debate came to the same conclusion - Mitt Rom...

Andrew Mitchell To Dodge Tory Conference Over 'Pleb' Row

Posted 10.04.2012 | UK Politics

One person who will not be attending the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham next week is, bizarrely, the city's only Tory MP. Andrew Mitc...

Boris Johnson Accuses David Cameron Of Causing 'Economic Catastrophe'

Posted 10.04.2012 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson has made his fiercest attack yet on David Cameron, accusing him of overseeing an "economic catastrophe", just days before the Tory party...

Justine Greening, Theresa Villiers And Patrick McLoughlin Under Pressure Over Costly West Coast Mistake

Posted 10.04.2012 | UK Politics

Three cabinet ministers are braced for a potentially career-ending game of whodunnit following the revelation that the Department for Transport botche...

David Cameron Is A 'Snake' Without Clear Views, YouGov Poll Finds

Posted 10.05.2012 | UK Politics

Voters have shown their venom towards the prime minister by comparing him to a snake who does not present a clear view of what he believes. Accordi...

David Cameron Warned Of 'Huge Rebellions' Ahead Of Tory Conference

Posted 10.05.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron will travel to the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham this weekend under pressure from both his backbenches and within his cabi...

Conservative Leadership: Who Follows Dave? Top Ten Contenders

Posted 10.05.2012 | UK Politics

Seeing as we wildly speculated about who could succeed Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband based on no evidence that their positions as party leaders were unde...

Conservative Party Conference: Live Updates From Birmingham

Posted 10.05.2012 | UK Politics

Birmingham has as many canals as Venice, we are told. It now also has as many Tories as a West Sussex market town. Join us for occasional tit-bits...

@David_Cameron Joins Twitter, PM Receives Immediate Abuse

Posted 10.06.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron has joined Twitter @David_Cameron, and perhaps inevitably has not been welcomed by all users of the site. The prime minister sent his...

David Davis: 0.7% International Aid Commitment Is 'Nonsense'

Posted 10.07.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron's commitment to spend 0.7% of GDP on overseas aid is "nonsense", according to a senior Tory backbencher. David Davis, who stood again...

Conservative Policies Are Like 'Big Macs', Says Tory MP

Posted 10.07.2012 | UK Politics

Who ordered the crackdown on benefits with a side of deficit reduction and an EU veto for dipping? And would you like to supersize? Conservative MP...

Grant Shapps Tries To Evade Michael Crick, Opens Wrong Door (VIDEO)

Posted 10.07.2012 | UK Politics

Grant Shapps, or should that be Michael Green, was subjected to a classic Michael Cricking on Sunday at the Conservative Party conference. The newl...