David Miliband

Poll Shows Tories Really Are The 'Nasty Party'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Politics

Calling the Conservatives the “nasty party” is an old cliché, but one based in truth, according to a Comres/ITV News poll released on Tuesday. De...

Conservatives Are Just Sexing Up Miliband

Mark Flanagan | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Politics
Mark Flanagan

Who would have thought it. It seems we had Ed Miliband all wrong. For years we were led to believe he was just that nerdy bloke with the strange voice who looks like the plasticine man from the Wrong Trousers. However it now appears the Labour Leader has clearly being wearing the right trousers in terms of attracting beautiful and successful women.

Should Britain Trust Ed Miliband With a 'Hell Yes'?

Tom Beetham | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK Politics
Tom Beetham

When the perma-smug Paxman pressured Miliband over being a 'geek', and inferior to his brother, I wanted to hug the exacerbated oddball. Whether it was intentional or not, Paxman did Ed a huge favour in these final exchanges.

Miliband Knocked Out By Heckle

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband was subject to a comically cruel heckle in Plymouth on Thursday in which a Labour supporter verbally chastised the beleaguered party boss....

Miliband Backs Miliband In Weekend's Most Unsurprising Political Move

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 13.12.2014 | UK Politics

As if he had any other choice, David Miliband has said he "passionately" wants Labour to win the general election and said his brother Ed would make a...

UK Facing Fresh Questions Of 'Torture Report Coverup'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK

The Government is facing fresh questions over whether it sought to cover up "embarrassing information" about alleged British complicity in torture aft...

Ned Simons

David Miliband Praises David Cameron For 'Sticking To His Guns' On Aid Spending

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Politics

David Miliband has praised the coalition for its "remarkable" achievement of keeping a promise to spend 0.7% of Britain's GDP on foreign aid. The f...

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Ed Miliband?

Oliver Carter-Esdale | Posted 30.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Oliver Carter-Esdale

Rather than attempting to deceive the public, or try his hand at populist, personality politics what Ed Miliband must do is work with what he has. His principles, should he stick to them can be vote winners: Justice and a will to break down the ever growing social divides of inequality are more than just admirable; they are electable.

Ed Wants To Take Your Benefits Away If You're Not In Training

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Politics

Unemployed youngsters should be stripped of state handouts unless they agree to training in vital skills, Ed Miliband is to say. Bidding to counter...

Bad News For Ed Miliband: This Poll Asked Voters Whether They Preferred His Brother

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Politics

Labour could be on course to an easy win in next year's general election if it had elected David Miliband leader rather than his brother Ed, a new sur...

'I Agree With Ed'

PA | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK Politics

Business Secretary Vince Cable indicated he is considering reforms to the "public interest test" for corporate takeovers as a political row erupted ab...

A Brief History Of Political Brotherly Tension

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK Politics

Balancing a political life with a family one can be tough and when the two collide the results can be tense to say the least. Two of Britain's top ...

Paul Vale

David Miliband Has 'Self-Denying Ordinance' Over Ed Miliband Questions

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Vale | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Politics

NEW YORK -- David Miliband has a "self-denying ordinance" to questions of British politics, the Labour Party or his brother, Labour leader Ed Miliband...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Gove Sinks His Teeth Into Boris

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Thursday 13 March 2014... 1) GOVE SINKS HIS TEETH INTO BORIS Two of the Tories' biggest beasts cont...

MP Pay Rise of 11%? That's Cheap!

Matt Lacey | Posted 09.03.2014 | UK Politics
Matt Lacey

If MPs are against the pay increase, they can stop it; after all, they set up IPSA in the first place. If they're not, and I suspect many of them actually tacitly support getting more money (and on a human level, wouldn't you?), they need to say so. And they need to justify it. Needing to do so could be the best stimulus for reform of how money is influencing politics at the moment.

The Queen Remembers Mandela 'With Great Warmth'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

The Queen has said she is "deeply saddened" to learn of Nelson Mandela's death, saying the former South African president "worked tirelessly for the g...

Ed's Desert Island Discs Picks: Family, Not Music, on Show

Professor John Gaffney | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK Politics
Professor John Gaffney

Ed Miliband appeared on Desert Island Discs on Sunday 24 November, immediately after the omnibus edition of The Archers. The programme was repeated on Friday the 29th. No one really knows if these casual, more intimate media moments do politicians any good.

Are Ed and David Miliband Really 'Best Friends'?

Michael Kallenbach | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics
Michael Kallenbach

The most interesting aspect for me in Ed Miliband's appearance last Sunday on Desert Island Discs was the clearly uncomfortable discussion between him and Kirsty Young, the very excellent presenter of the programme, about his relationship with his brother David...

PIC: Hard-Hitting Political Graffiti

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK Comedy

CND signs and 'smash the state' comments are soooo last century. Yes, on the ladies' toilet door in a restaurant in Pimlico, a far more important d...

'I Should Have Won The Nobel Peace Prize'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

In what may be the most bad-taste joke ever made, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has quipped that he should have been the recipient of the Nobel Pea...

'I Should Have Won The Nobel Peace Prize'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

In what may be the most bad-taste joke ever made, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has quipped that he should have been the recipient of the Nobel Pea...

David Miliband Warns Nobel Prize Award 'Dangerous' For Syria

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK Politics

David Miliband has warned that the decision to award the Nobel Peace Prize to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) is ironi...

Perhaps Its the Daily Mail That Hates Britain?

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Anders Lorenzen

If at any point my own father came under public scrutiny and his memory was besmirched in the way the Daily Mail has with Ralph Miliband's memory and legacy, I'm not sure how I would react. But I'd certainly feel dismay for my family and wonder in whose world it was alright to attack someone who can't defend defend themselves.

Could The Daily Mail Be Right - Do We Inherit Our Parents' Politics?

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 02.12.2013 | UK Politics
Dr Raj Persaud

The Daily Mail thesis appears to include that the beliefs of Ralph Miliband, an eminent Marxist academic, who died in 1994, might have prejudiced the politics of sons Ed and David Miliband.

PICTURES: 35 Hilariously Awkward Politician-Children Encounters

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.09.2013 | UK Comedy

They say you should never work with children or animals. But if you happen to be a child (or animal), may we suggest you never work with politicia...