Ed Milliband

News Punch: G7, Police Shredding and Marijuana Highways

Marc Paterson | Posted 28.03.2014 | 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.

Ed Miliband: You Can Leave Your Jacket On

William Hanson | Posted 21.04.2012 | UK Politics
William Hanson

Former deputy prime minister John Prescott has said that he told Ed Milliband to wear a jacket, as all leaders should be seen in jackets. I quite agree.

Praise the Lords

Tiernan Douieb | Posted 13.03.2012 | UK Comedy
Tiernan Douieb

A lovely thing happened in the world of UK politics yesterday. That's an odd sentence to write, I admit. Up until yesterday, if the adage "start as you mean to go on" has any bearing to it, then based on events so far, politics in 2012 is due to be a year round serving of uneasy quiche.

Ed Miliband Needs to Seize This Teachable Moment

Lorna Fitzsimons | Posted 06.02.2012 | UK Politics
Lorna Fitzsimons

Paul Flynn is not an anti-Semite. But his recent remarks, about the British Ambassador to Israel, Matthew Gould, gave expression, surely inadvertently, to a very old anti-Semitic idea: the eternally 'divided loyalty of the Jew.'

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Posted 04.09.2011 | UK Politics

It's that time of year again - skies are blue, birds are singing in the trees and soon politicians will be flaunting their intelligence with their...

Milliband's Mistake

Lindsey German | Posted 04.09.2011 | UK Politics
Lindsey German

Ed Miliband made a big mistake last week when he condemned the teachers going on strike. I know he thought he was being very clever. The Tories and right wing media would be demanding: do you support these strikes or are you willing to distance yourself and the Labour party from them? Will you condemn them as all right thinking people will? So Ed caught them out by attacking the strikes before anyone had asked him to