Ed Milliband

Oh My God, Who Am I Going to Vote For?

Mr Pickwick | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Politics
Mr Pickwick

With the General Election appearing on the horizon, the choice of which party to vote for has created the same dilemma as deciding upon how best you would like to be killed. The only difference being that if you are dead, you would not have to contemplate the outcomes of the choice of political party you have had to make.

What Celebrity Big Brother Tells Us About 2015

Richard Batt | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Richard Batt

This is going to continue throughout the whole of 2015 because after CBB we've got the General Election where the politicians will argue, the papers will print embarrassing stories and somehow this will result in a lot of airtime for Katie Hopkins.

English Votes for English Laws and Labour Desperation

Harry Saville | Posted 15.02.2015 | UK Politics
Harry Saville

Labour's latest policy announcement, creation of a committee of English MPs to scrutinise bills only relating to England, highlights the party's panic over the Conservatives popular English Votes for English Laws (EVEL) proposals.

Fluttering From the Guttering

Nick Abbot | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Politics
Nick Abbot

We know that our politicians lie and obfuscate for their personal benefit. It is a shame that we and the media, those people that are supposed to transmit the unvarnished truth, are in any way different.

Imagining a World Without the Greens

Molly Scott Cato | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK Politics
Molly Scott Cato

It would appear the powers that be want you to imagine a future without the Greens. This is the future the BBC is prefiguring with its decision to exclude us from the election debates. By doing so, they create a self-fulfilling prophecy: Greens are not a serious electoral option and our contribution therefore means nothing.

Liberal Leadership Hits New Low in Loyalty

Richard Hytner | Posted 07.12.2014 | UK Politics
Richard Hytner

Clegg is not alone this week in turning on his leader. In his new autobiography, former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen takes a swipe at his Vice Captain Matt Prior, describing the wicket keeper as 'a Dairylea triangle thinking he was a Brie'.

The UK is OK thanks to GB

Richard Hytner | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Politics
Richard Hytner

'No' to independence from the UK meant 'yes' to dependence on GB. At the eleventh hour, Gordon Brown the former Prime Minister trumped Scotland's First Minister with authenticity, humility and outstanding oratory.

Youth Power: The Film Premiere with a Difference. #SwingTheVote

Rae Mullins | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Politics
Rae Mullins

A wondrous event took place in London town last night. A premiere like no other, vInspired's Swing The Vote set out to reveal what's remained a secret 'til now: exactly what will get the UK's 18-24 year olds to the ballot box next summer.

To Win in 2015, Tories, Labour and Lib Dems Need to Think Cities

Ben Harrison | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Politics
Ben Harrison

The election itself will inevitably focus on issues that matter most to voters - from jobs and housing to wages and welfare. But it is less well recognised that the election in 2015 will be determined primarily in our urban areas, and that the fortunes of each of the major political parties depend upon how they perform in, and help support, UK cities.

What Does Your Hair Say About You?

Charlotte Cave | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Cave

I've been a hairdresser for over twenty years and in that time, working across the TV and music business as well as magazines with the likes of Lady Gaga and Chris Martin, I have had the pleasure (usually) to run my hands through the hair of quite a few famous faces...or should I say heads!

My Response and Support for Labour Back Bench MPs Call to Ed Milliband for Debate and Action on Immigration

Joe Anderson | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Politics
Joe Anderson

Earlier this month we saw a huge increase in votes for UKIP and people discussing the subject of immigration. Whether or not you agree with those votes, the simple fact is that millions voiced their concerns and to just ignore them and their opinions is nothing short of disrespectful. It is simply saying we hear you but we are not listening...

News Punch: G7, Police Shredding and Marijuana Highways

Marc Paterson | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Comedy
Marc Paterson

The Russian leader denies being intimidated, saying 'This nothing. Wife give me cold shoulder every night of week for years'. The taunts then got personal. Putin threatened Obama with a chinese burn and a wedgie, and British Foreign Secretary William Hague called Putin a slaphead.

Is Labour Distrusted on the Economy More than The Conservatives are Distrusted on Welfare?

Alastair Roderick | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Politics
Alastair Roderick

Even if the growth projections are true, this skirts over the fact that Britain is forecast to have a growing population at a time when other European nations (particularly Germany and Italy) are facing shrinkage. More people equals more money, the assumption goes. Demography is destiny, in other words, which is an adage best left to historians than journalists.

A Selfie Too Far?!

Edward Adoo | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK
Edward Adoo

Is this a new trend? Will we now see Selfies being taken at memorials and funerals? Nelson Mandela's memorial to many was viewed as a celebration therefore in some sense it was essential to capture that special moment and Selfie to remember the time, moment and it's significance.

WANTED: Home Grown Politicians, No Experience Necessary, Just a Mate in Power, £71,000 With Benefits

Kevin Godlington | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK Politics
Kevin Godlington

I am agreeable to politicians being paid £71k a year, it is a decent salary for a decent day's work, we should not cut corners here if we value real management leadership, or talent will go elsewhere and do something else - which it clearly is currently. What I am questioning is the quality of the fools taking the cash.

Dennis Skinner MP: 'To Be a Socialist, You Have to Be an Optimist'

Jason Holmes | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Jason Holmes

As a member of parliament for Bolsover in Derbyshire since 1970, Dennis Skinner - the man once dubbed The Beast of Bolsover - continues to hold fast to his socialist ideals, while his presence in the House of Commons serves as a reminder of the need for more open political debate.

What Kind of Week Has It Been? 20 September 2013

Paddy Duffy | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK Politics
Paddy Duffy

Godfrey Bloom, now formerly of the UKIP parish (the kind of parish you sense where people shake on the floor and preachers cure diabetes by staring at you) thanks to his use of the word "slut" in a public meeting, (though it was miraculous he survived Bongo Bongo Land) managed not so much a Brass Eye as a Brass Neck with Michael Crick...

Red Ed's Back With a Vengeance

Nadhim Zahawi | Posted 24.11.2013 | UK Politics
Nadhim Zahawi

After more than an hour of listening to Ed Miliband we now know the answer to the big question. Just what would he do if he became Prime Minister? Would he tackle the deficit with the iron discipline he's previously promised? Would he ensure Britain is well placed to win the global race? In short, no. But he will keep his shirt on whilst on holiday, so that's alright then.

Memo to Ed

Nick Archer | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Politics
Nick Archer

This summer has proved a disaster for the Labour Party and Ed Miliband. The papers and airwaves have been full of "advice" for Ed Miliband over the past week. However, as a believer in the mantra that good government is only possible with a strong opposition, here are the 10 things Ed should do...

What Kind of Week Has It Been? 12 July 2013

Paddy Duffy | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Politics
Paddy Duffy

Andy Murray's status as the first British winner means the last one is likely to get overshadowed a bit. No, not Fred Perry, but Virginia Wade. Not that many seemed to remember she existed in the preamble to the final anyway. Not even the Prime Bloody Minister.

Eastleigh and The Rivers of Blood

Jawad Yaqub | Posted 05.05.2013 | UK Politics
Jawad Yaqub

Nigel Farage was quipping that the Tories split the UKIP vote in Eastleigh - ouch. With the recent decline of the BNP and soon to be expired incarceration of the EDL leader Stephen Lennon - their masses of frustrated followers have found their mouthpiece in Farrage.

'There Can Be Hope For People Again'

PA | Posted 28.12.2012 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has said Labour will offer hope in 2013, to a Britain let down by the coalition government. In his New Year speech on Friday, Miliband ...

Workers and Shirkers

Tiernan Douieb | Posted 10.09.2012 | UK Politics
Tiernan Douieb

According to Cameron the Tories back those workers while Labour are busy backing the shirkers. If that's really true then based on definitions and the PM's logic, Milliband is backing the Conservative Party and Cameron is far more Red than Ed for supporting the labourers. These are the people running the country remember?

The Meaning of President Hollande

Jeremy Cliffe | Posted 07.07.2012 | UK Politics
Jeremy Cliffe

Sixteen years after Mitterrand's death, the ghost of the first (and, before now, only) left-wing President of the Fifth Republic looms as large as ever. Over the past weeks, as once more the spectre of a Socialist in the Elysée has haunted Europe, commentators have dredged up the radical programme introduced by Mitterrand on his 1981 election.

Political Review: Those Shambles Explained

Richard Marsh | Posted 20.06.2012 | UK Politics
Richard Marsh

Mr Cameron has an odd relationship with this section of the population. He appears to want more of them, which is why he is anxious to cut the amount of tax they pay; except that he is always at pains to point out that this is being done by making them pay more tax.