What Miliband Didn't Announce Last Friday...

Dan Falvey | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Politics
Dan Falvey

Miliband's announcement on Friday that he would cap profits which private firms make from hospital treatment at 5% and that Labour would end the requirement for all health contracts to be opened up to the NHS certainly sounds like a winning policy.

What a Second Kitchen Really Means

Steve Doran | Posted 15.03.2015 | UK Politics
Steve Doran

It's annoying when that sort of thinking applies to people. The fact that something as complex as a human being can be boiled down to their accent or their football team is a shame. But the deeper problem is that it happens to issues, too.

Jessica Elgot

What Miliband's 14-Year-Old Romanian Beggar Really Tells Us About Britain | Jessica Elgot | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK

Poverty and human rights campaigners have expressed alarm at the revelation that the young girl begging for change pictured with Labour leader Ed Mili...

Why 'Investment in Jobs' Is a Route to Low Wages

Martin Whitlock | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Politics
Martin Whitlock

Miliband's speech was strong on recognising the problems that society faces: his enthusiasm for meeting "real people" on his walkabouts can leave him in little doubt that the crisis many face is a real one. But a nine pence an hour real increase in low wages over the five year term of a Labour government is no substitute for the far more radical solutions that will be necessary to achieve the social justice for which he clearly yearns.

Warning: Do Not Be Young

Robin Lustig | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

It's time to turn Wordsworth on his head - in 2014 Britain it is not "very heaven" to be young; rather, it is the precise opposite. If you were careless enough to have been born in the 80s, 90s or 00s, well, tough. The likelihood is that you're going to end up worse off than your parents.

Miliband, Cameron and the Chances of EU Treaty Change

Adam Hug | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Politics
Adam Hug

Ed Miliband's announcement that the Labour Party would only commit to an in/out EU referendum in the event of major EU treaty change sets up a significant fault line between his party's policy and that of the Conservatives.

Miliband Makes Move for Millenials as Lib Dems Flounder

George Baggaley | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Politics
George Baggaley

Ed Miliband's bold declaration of war on housing shortages in the UK is his latest in a series of moves to win the young vote. And what's more, it might just work.

Public Disenfranchisement With Politics: A Myth or Reality?

Dan Holliday | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Dan Holliday

It has been said that the British political system is bankrupt. One scandal after another has seen people lose faith in Britain's institutions and in the political process as a whole. A new paradigm way of thinking is needed. Is this mere unhelpful rhetoric, or genuinely the deal?

The Newspaper That Really Hates Britain

Robin Lustig | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Robin Lustig

I agree with Nick Clegg. The Daily Mail hates Britain... I'd go further: the Daily Mail hates Britain because it hates what Britain has become, and yearns, achingly, for what it wrongly imagines the country once was. It hates a Britain where gay people can marry each other, where difference is celebrated, and where no one knows their place any more.

Has the Commons Changed the International Game

Jasdev Singh Rai | Posted 15.11.2013 | UK Politics
Jasdev Singh Rai

Where to British Foreign Policy now? More importantly will it transform the way the west deals with international tensions? The Parliamentary decision brings a chance of shifting the paradigm in British Foreign policy.

Will Nick Clegg Follow Through on His Promise for Reform?

Sean Axtell | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK Politics
Sean Axtell

Yet following the close-fisted way that Westminster handled the Bill, we must be prepared for it to stall yet again unless Nick Clegg acts swiftly on his pledge for transparency.

Blair Attacks Miliband's Resistance To Austerity

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.04.2013 | UK Politics

Tony Blair has warned Labour that its fierce resistance to austerity and welfare cuts risked reducing it to a party of protest. In an apparent dig ...

16 Silly Pictures Of David Miliband

Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK Politics

Politics is a poorer place without David Miliband, said his brother Ed, after the South Shields MP resigned on Tuesday night. While the verdict's s...

The Baby-Gloomers - the battle to win over angry 55-64 year olds

Matt Carter | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Politics
Matt Carter

With the budget looming, all the political teams are furiously searching for eye-catching policies that appeal to the key audiences they need to pleas...

Miliband Warns Of 'Windy Rhetoric' On Migrants' Benefits

PA | Posted 17.02.2013 | UK Politics

Ministers risk raising false expectations of restricting migrants' rights to benefits in a bid to restrict the numbers arriving from Bulgaria and Roma...

Miliband To Use Eastleigh Visit To Campaign For Mansion Tax

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.02.2013 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has insisted Labour was the "only alternative" to the coalition Government as he joined his by-election campaigners in Eastleigh. The o...

Miliband Accuses Cameron Of Attempting To 'Divide And Rule' Over Welfare Bill

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has accused David Cameron of attempting to "divide and rule" after the House of Commons voted in favour of legislation to impose real-term...

Miliband To Unveil Plans To Tackle Anxiety Over Immigration

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.12.2012 | UK Politics

Britain needs a "comprehensive strategy for integration" to help cope with the pressures of a multi-ethnic society, Labour leader Ed Miliband will sai...

Britain Must Be 'Hard-Headed' On EU, Says Miliband

PA | Posted 18.11.2012 | UK Politics

Britain must take a "hard-headed" approach to the problems facing the EU, Ed Miliband said as he sought to pile pressure on David Cameron ahead of a c...

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.

Ed Miliband 'Should Emulate Barack Obama'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.09.2012 | UK Politics

Labour leader Ed Miliband needs to be more like American President Barack Obama, his brother David Miliband has said. Writing in the Observer magaz...

Could Syriza's Success Mean a New Boldness for the International Left?

Alex MacDonald | Posted 17.08.2012 | UK Politics
Alex MacDonald

Exit polls just released have Syriza and New Democracy almost neck-and-neck in the Greek elections.

Is it Time for Britain's Nuclear Circumcision?

Willard Foxton | Posted 24.07.2012 | UK Politics
Willard Foxton

This is a big deal - we are not only putting a truly vast sum of money at stake - the defence contractors estimate £25 billion, so we can assume at least three times that, 10 years late - we are also binding ourselves into a strategic commitment to maintaining not just a nuclear arsenal, but to a uniquely cold-war era one, based around submarine launched ballistic missiles.

Ed Miliband Hit By An Egg In Southampton

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 04.07.2012 | UK Politics

Labour leader Ed Miliband was hit by an egg during a post-election walkabout in Southampton on Friday. He was giving a television interview celebra...

Tony Benn on the Future of Socialism in Labour

Gregory Dash | Posted 21.05.2012 | UK Politics
Gregory Dash

Now more than ever, Miliband needs to encourage labour to rekindle it's relationship with the Unions in order to avoid bringing about an end to the party.