Labour Conference

A Flat Atmosphere at Labour's Conference

Jake Hurfurt | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jake Hurfurt

Yes, the conference in Manchester has had a certain air of expectation that Labour will win in 2015. There is not, however, the excitement that one would expect at the Labour conference preceding their entry to government, and Miliband's speech did not inspire in the way a man giving his last speech as Leader of the Opposition should do.

Asa Bennett

Ex-Bank Of England Official Slams Labour's 'Very Disruptive' Mansion Tax | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK Politics

Labour's plan to hit houses worth over £2 million with a so-called 'mansion tax' would be "very disruptive" and hurt house prices, one of Britain's t...

Dave Really Would Not Like What His Ex-Big Society Guru Has To Say...

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Politics

The Tories have "abandoned" David Cameron's flagship Big Society agenda and lurched right-wards, according to the guru who helped inspire the project....

Burnham's Barnstorming Speech On The NHS Just Set Off More Leadership Speculation

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Politics

Andy Burnham's barnstorming speech setting out how Labour would better support the NHS went down a storm, with the audience twice springing up to give...

This Band Is Really Keen To Show How Much It Hates Ed Miliband

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has been publicly rebuked by The Horrors after one of their songs was played at Labour's annual conference before his keynote speech. T...

Miliband Is Getting Slammed For Forgetting Key Parts Of His Conference Speech

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has admitted forgetting parts of his keynote party conference speech amid intense criticism that he failed to tackle immigration and the e...

Hodge Tears Into Miliband Over English Votes Delay

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband is "kicking into the long grass" the question of whether only English MPs should be able to vote on English laws, a senior Labour figure h...

'I Am Gareth': Funniest Twitter Reactions To Ed Miliband's Labour Conference Speech

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Comedy

It was the moment we'd all been waiting for. Possibly. The build up to Ed Miliband's speech is palpable, like that time I had to stay at home to wa...

Labour Unapologetic Over Plan To Curb EU Migration

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Politics

Labour wants to attract migrants with the "right skills, not no skills" as the party pushes to curb the number of EU migrants coming to Britain withou...

Miliband Has Gone Green To 'Save' Britain's Future

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband will put green politics at the heart of his political agenda in an impassioned speech Tuesday to Labour Party activists. Speaking at th...

Balls Promises Even Tighter Labour Austerity

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Balls has attempted to bolster Labour's economic credibility by ruling out higher borrowing to pay for its programme if it wins power. In his ke...

Poverty Campaigners Call For 'Re-Think' After Balls Speech

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Politics

Do you trust the man who could hold the Treasury's red briefcase aloft after next year's general election? Trust was at the core of shadow chancell...

Balls Has Some Unpopular Things To Tell Labour Conference

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Politics

Labour is being "straight" with the public by admitting that it will impose more real-terms cuts on child benefit if it wins the general election, Ed ...

PICTURE: Ed Miliband's Blatant Attempt At Populism

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK Comedy

Who says Labour's not twerking? (Made for HuffPost UK Comedy by Simon Hume and David Schneider) More TOPICALOLs: Angela Merkel Wins Ano...

14 Pictures That Prove How Exciting Political Party Conferences Are

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK Comedy

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Labour, Careful What You Wish for - And Remember Gordon

The Conversation UK | Posted 23.11.2013 | UK Politics
The Conversation UK

Although Miliband and Labour are keen to make the economy the main thrust of the conference, redefining the party's relationship with the affiliated unions will dominate the proceedings. In Bournemouth the hopes of a u-turn were not realised; instead Miliband showed a dogged determination to forge ahead with plans to reduce union influence over Labour and its policy-making....

WATCH: The Biggest D*ck In Politics?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.03.2013 | UK Comedy

The marvellous Cassetteboy is back - under the guise of Bad Teeth - and this time he's taking on not just Cameron, or Clegg, or Miliband, but all thre...

Ed Miliband's Speech: Blairism Redux

John Wight | Posted 03.12.2012 | UK Politics
John Wight

What Miliband's speech outlined for the conference delegates and the country at large was reheated Blairism, confirming that in the struggle for the soul of the Labour Party after his election as leader of the party in 2010, the Blairites have won.

Ned Simons

Ed Miliband Defends Targeting David Cameron's Wealth In 'Millionaire Tax' Attack | Ned Simons | Posted 03.10.2012 | 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 ...

Mini-Miliband Spreads 'One Nation' Message

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.10.2012 | UK Politics

At just 22 months old, little Sam Miliband has said his first political slogan, his father Ed claimed on Wednesday. And inevitably, the toddler's w...

WATCH: 'Who The Hell Is Disraeli?' Asks Labour Lord

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 03.10.2012 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband's barnstorming conference speech has left many people wondering what "One Nation" is. But former Labour deputy prime minister John Pres...

Len McCluskey and the Flat Earthers Are Wrong - Tony Blair Still Has Many Lessons For Today's Politicians

David Skelton | Posted 02.12.2012 | UK Politics
David Skelton

Is Blair ready to 'do a Clinton' and make an 'elder statesman' return to domestic politics? Of course, Clinton didn't fight a hugely unpopular war which, rightly or wrongly, has affected Blair's reputation. Equally, two of Clinton's biggest successes could be regarded as two of Blair's biggest failures. Clinton balanced the budget, whereas New Labour eventually lost their fiscal prudence.

One Nation Ed - Has He Grabbed it Away From the Tories Forever?

Iain Anderson | Posted 02.12.2012 | UK Politics
Iain Anderson

MIliband depicted the immense patriotism of an immigrant family story to stir up the party faithful in the hall. But today he did much more than that - he brought to life a political creed that the Tory party may have cast aside.

Dina Rickman

What Can We Expect From Ed Miliband's Speech? | Dina Rickman | Posted 02.10.2012 | UK Politics

Wanted: One leader’s speech that appeals on the doorstep, to unions, and catapults the leader of the opposition into the public’s imagination as a...

Cable Is 'Tainted' By Coalition Insists Umunna

Posted 01.10.2012 | UK Politics

Vince Cable is tainted by his failure to temper Tory NHS reforms and the rise in student fees, a senior shadow cabinet member has said in stark contra...