Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls

'I'd Quit If Labour Let An Independent Scotland Keep The Pound'

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Balls has indicated that he could resign as chancellor if a future Labour government proposed joining a currency union with an independent Scotland...

Is The Pay Squeeze Nearly Over?

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Politics

Inflation fell for the sixth month in succession in March paving the way for an end to the prolonged squeeze on wages, official figures showed today. ...

MP Who Told Osborne To F**K Off Now Made His Deputy

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Politics

Tory MP Andrea Leadsom has been appointed the new economic secretary to the Treasury in a surprise reshuffle prompted by Maria Miller stepping down as...

EU Exit Talk Is 'Anti-Jobs And Anti-Business', Warns Balls

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Balls has warned that "even talking" of Britain leaving the European Union is "anti-jobs and anti-business" as it would create "huge uncertainty" f...

Business Chief Says UK Recovery Needs 'Economically Literate' Politicians

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Politics

Politicians need to be more business orientated and "economically literate" if the UK is to achieve sustainable economic growth, according to an indus...

Osborne 'Couldn't Care Less About Diversity In The Bank Of England'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne's failure to appoint any female economists to the Bank of England's entirely male monetary policy committee has been held up as further...

Vince Rains On George's Parade In Gloomy Economic Recovery Warning

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Politics

Vince Cable has broken ranks to warn George Osborne that Britain's economic recovery could prove "short-lived", despite new figures showing that Brita...

'Even Daily Mail Readers Support Our 50p Tax Plans'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Politics

Chuka Umunna has launched a staunch defence of Labour's plan to bring back the 50p upper rate of income tax for those earning over £150,000, insistin...

Balls Blasts BoE Boss Mark Carney Over Bankers Bonuses

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Balls has rebuked Bank of England governor Mark Carney for criticising the idea of limiting bankers' bonuses to the same level as their pay. The...

Introducing Ed 'The Fingers' Balls And His Incredible Counting Hands

Posted 18.12.2013 | UK

Ed Balls - he's a chap who gets a lot of grief for his hand gestures during PMQs. But it turns out that not only can the shadow chancellor gesture abo...

Hancock Bitchslaps Ed Balls Over 'Osborne's Poodle' Jibe

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Balls has been mocked for "getting his facts wrong" after comparing a Tory minister to George Osborne's "poodle", as the Chancellor's new puppy Lol...

'Quitting The EU Would Be Reckless, Foolish And Damaging'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Politics

Ed Balls has warned that a British exit from the European Union would be "reckless, foolish and deeply damaging". Speaking at the CBI's Annual Con...

Carney Pours Cold Water On Osborne's 0.8% Celebrations

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.10.2013 | UK Politics

The UK economy has grown by 0.8% GDP in the third quarter of 2013, although Mark Carney warned that the recovery has yet to gain "traction". The l...

Osborne Asks Bank Of England To Pop Any Housing Bubble

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 27.09.2013 | UK Politics

George Osborne has responded to warnings that his flagship 'Help to Buy' mortgage guarantee scheme could cause a housing bubble by asking the Bank of ...

Osborne Fights For Bank Bonuses, Which He Used To Want Capped

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 26.09.2013 | UK Politics

George Osborne has leapt to defend bankers' bonuses from the looming threat of a bonus cap being imposed by Brussels, with the Treasury lodging a lega...

Miliband Must 'Make Sense', Says The Dark Lord

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.09.2013 | UK Politics

Peter Mandelson has called on Ed Miliband to "show boldness" and set out policies that "make sense for business, job creation and investment" in order...

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Ten Things You Should Know About Ed Balls' New Economic Guru

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK Politics

It’s a “disaster having any gurus”, Labour leader Ed Miliband mused last year. This warning doesn’t seem to have been heeded by his shadow...

Why Has Balls Teamed Up With His Old Professor?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK Politics

Ed Balls will thrash out plans with ex-US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers to spark economic growth for families of all incomes in Britain. Balls...

It's Not Just Spending On The Economy Which Is Thinning

Posted 24.06.2013 | UK Politics

Less than 24 hours after his biggest political rival threw jabs at him for not keeping fit, George Osborne hit the streets in his gym kit to go runnin...

Miliband Refuses To Ditch Balls

PA | Posted 24.04.2013 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has dismissed suggestions he should ditch Ed Balls as his shadow chancellor despite a fresh poll suggesting voters have more faith in Geor...

Ed And George Catch Up On The Street

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK Politics

Squaring up across the Commons chamber is one thing and is a familiar part of Ed Balls and George Osborne's political lives but what happens when they...

At A Glance Guide To The Budget

The Huffington Post UK | Stephen Hull | Posted 20.03.2013 | UK Politics

Follow George Osborne's Budget 2013 live here with our 'At A Glance' guide to all the big decisions on the economy. George Osborne started by sayin...

Multinationals Should Pay 'Single Figure' Of Corporation Tax

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK Politics

The shadow chancellor has called for multinational companies to publish a “single figure” for the amount of corporation tax they pay in the UK to ...

Labour's Top Pair Show A United Front

Posted 02.10.2012 | UK Politics

Presenting a united front is key to a successful political party - just look at how well Tony Blair and Gordon Brown got on. Best of chums, right? ...

Bad Friday? Cameron Defends Tax Impact Of Budget On Families

PA | Posted 05.06.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron dismissed claims families with children will lose £511 a year on average from today under tax and benefit changes - insisting the Torie...