David Miliband

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...

Boris: Only Lefties Like Miliband And Stalin Would Shaft Their Own Brother

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK Politics

The willingness to put career ahead of family is a character trait unique to left-wing people, Boris Johnson has said. In an interview with The Aus...

David Miliband Condemns 'Broken' Political System

PA | Posted 07.08.2013 | UK Politics

David Miliband has condemned a "broken" political system which left parties under the control of "small groups". The former foreign secretary lost ...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Cameron, Crosby And The Ciggies

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 14.07.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Sunday 14 July 2013... 1) CAMERON, CROSBY AND THE CIGGIES David Cameron never really probed former comms chi...

Seven Things We Learnt From The Ed Miliband Now Interview

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has bared all in a deep and probing interview with Now magazine. So, what did we learn? Lots... kind of. ...

Mehdi Hasan

Meet Ed Miliband's Consigliere

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK Politics

In a rare interview with Mehdi Hasan, Ed Miliband's closest aide and ally, Stewart Wood, talks about life in opposition, Ed Balls' ministerial future ...

'The IRC Gave Me Courage'

David Miliband | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK
David Miliband

I just got back from visiting IRC programmes in Kenya. It was an inspiring and in some ways harrowing visit. The country is the heart of East Africa: when Somalia or (South) Sudan is unstable, Kenya feels the impact, and when Kenya is struggling, it impacts the rest of the sub region... The refugees I talked to spoke of fighting in disputed lands on the South Sudan/Sudan border, and long term violence against the Nuba people.

Tim Farron Admits Result 'Shocking' For Lib Dems

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 03.05.2013 | UK Politics

Securing just 155 more votes that the Monster Raving Loony party and 359 votes less than the BNP is a sign things have not gone well. The Lib Dems...

Early Counts Show Ukip Big Winners In Local Elections

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.05.2013 | UK Politics

Ukip are making significant gains in the local elections, with Conservative county council seats falling to Labour and the Lib Dems suffering a drubbi...

Ukip Crush Tories In South Shields As Labour Hang On To David Miliband's Seat

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.05.2013 | UK Politics

Labour won the South Shields parliamentary by-election in a contest marked by a strong challenge from the UK Independence Party (Ukip). Nigel Farag...

Labour Must Not Repeat George Osborne's Stubborn Mistakes

Andrew Harrop | Posted 19.06.2013 | UK Politics
Andrew Harrop

Our study does not call for Labour to make a cast-iron spending pledge but quite the opposite. Flexibility is one of the most important tools in a Chancellor's armoury and should not be cast away lightly. Look at George Osborne, who has trapped himself by committing too firmly to his own 2010 plans and will not change his mind 'when the facts change'.

Ed Miliband 'Similar' To Margaret Thatcher, Says Tory MP

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has a lot in common with Margaret Thatcher, according to one of the former prime minister's friends. It may not be a comparison the Lab...

Politicians Should be Forced to Find Out How Their Constituents Live if They Want to Be Our Representatives

Thomas Midlane | Posted 03.06.2013 | UK Politics
Thomas Midlane

Empathy is an absolutely crucial part of the political picture. Take the Coalition's spending cuts. It's easy to see a policy in terms of numbers and strategies. It isn't until you seem the damage they have wrought up close that the human element begins to loom into focus.