It isn't just his opponents who question whether Miliband will become prime minister. A growing number of his supporters do, too... The Labour leader cannot afford to be his own worst enemy, as he approaches the closest general election in a generation.
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Mehdi Hasan is a presenter for Al Jazeera English. He was formerly the political director of the Huffington Post UK and is the co-author of ED: The Milibands and the Making of a Labour Leader and author of The Debt Delusion. He presents Head to Head on Al Jazeera English.
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What is "extreme" about providing free electricity and food stamps to 300,000 Greek families now living below the poverty line, as Syriza has pledged to do? Syriza's programme of debt relief, fiscal stimulus and financial support for the poorest, rather than the richest, is mainstream macroeconomics. The party is merely planning to do what the textbooks suggest.
29/01/2015 15:01 GMT
Let's be clear: I agree there is no justification whatsoever for gunning down journalists or cartoonists. I disagree with your seeming view that the right to offend comes with no corresponding responsibility; and I do not believe that a right to offend automatically translates into a duty to offend.
13/01/2015 14:53 GMT
Did you enjoy watching my alternative, semi-serious take on each week's big political stories across the course of 2014? Or maybe you hated it. Either way, you watched it, right? So we've pulled together the best (worst?) bits of me doing my round-ups - from me pretending to do keepy-uppys to me trying to speak German to me telling Owen Jones to eff off. Here's the past 12 months in 60 seconds.
30/12/2014 12:59 GMT
'Tis the season of Nativity scenes. But here's a question to consider: would Joseph and Mary even have been able to reach Bethlehem if they were making that same journey today? hatever your view of Jesus or Muhammad, if you are a Palestinian resident of the West Bank you are a victim of the longest military occupation in the world.
22/12/2014 11:05 GMT
Do you want my alternative, semi-serious take on the US Senate's report on CIA torture, Dick Cheney's ludicrous response to it and, back home in the UK, Ukip's entry into the British political establishment? Here's the political week in 60 seconds.
11/12/2014 17:10 GMT
Sorry, Myleene: Yes, You Can Point at Things and Tax Them - and That's What We Should Do to the City
As 1,000 economists have pointed out, an FTT is "technically feasible" and "morally right". It is, you could say, a tax whose time has come. Even Myleene Klass might agree.
05/12/2014 10:40 GMT
Do you want my alternative, semi-serious take on George Osborne's Autumn Statement, David Cameron's PMQS gaffe and Gordon Brown's decision to stand down from parliament? Here's the political week in 60 seconds...
04/12/2014 22:55 GMT
From day one, George Osborne framed the debate on the economy as a debate about borrowing, debts and deficits. Unlike defensive Labour, however, the voters don't seem to buy it.
03/12/2014 16:37 GMT
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I Was a Teenage Europhile - But the EU's Sadistic Austerity and Lack of Democracy Have Changed My Mind
This is a political and economic scandal, not to mention a human tragedy. And progressives should be saying so. But the left in the UK has ceded all the Eurosceptic terrain to the xenophobes and the "Little Englanders", to Ukip and the Tory right. We were wrong then. Let's not be wrong now.
20/11/2014 11:09 GMT
Why is it that there's outrage when newspapers are racist or anti-Semitic or homophobic, but not when they're Islamophobic? Why the double standard?
19/11/2014 13:03 GMT
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To pretend racism doesn't play a role in generating hostility towards, and anxiety over, immigration is naive, if not disingenuous. Those who piously claim that opposition to immigration in the UK isn't driven by prejudice, bigotry and hysteria, but rather by "legitimate concerns" over rising migrant numbers and a growing pressure on public services, should try answering the following five questions.
10/11/2014 13:04 GMT
Do you want my alternative, semi-serious take on Ed Miliband's troubles, Nick Clegg's comeback and the George Clooney comparison? Here's the political week in 60 seconds.
07/11/2014 09:06 GMT
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