Ed Miliband is in danger of turning into one of those 1980s revival tours, where once-big bands go through the motions on their one or two hits, safe in the knowledge there are just enough people who want to hear them.
So at PMQs we had Leveson – cos he scored a direct hit on phone [...]
The friend of Andrew Lansley was being sought to mount a vigil on the spot where the short Cabinet career of the Health Secretary finally came to a public end.
Mehdi Hasan, in The Independent today, urges Ed Miliband to espouse economic populism.
First I had to overcome my distress at discovering that Hasan has not read my book, in which I explain that James Carville, Bill Clinton’s campaign manager in 1992, did not write “It’s the economy, stupid” on the whiteboard in the Little Rock war [...]
Twenty Bills are being presented today in the name of John Mann. An unusual parliamentary procedure to do so in such bulk. None of them have a chance of proceeding (the session has run out of Fridays) but it’s often interesting to try and see what this opaque – not to say hermetic – MP is up to.
It was only a matter of time. Last week I blogged on how a government minister thought it would be a great wheeze for Cameron and Osborne to stump up £100 for a new Royal Yacht, and watch Ed Miliband struggle with questions about doing the same. Now he has been asked the question.
Lord Aschroft has come riding to the rescue of a grateful nation this morning, telling the Daily Mail and ConservativeHome that he will stump up £5m towards a new royal yacht to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
The idea caused a stir this week after the Guardian reported that Michael Gove thought it was just what [...]
No, not Ed Balls admitting at the Press Gallery lunch today that he was the one who came up with “an end to boom and bust”, but Ed Miliband’s leadership fortunes, which are still a bit rocky.
It’s just over a month since Miliband’s tricky PMQs when he appeared to crumple in the face of David [...]
His leader makes a “major speech” to relaunch his leadership of the Labour party.
One more thing before I reimpose my self-denying ordinance, and cease discussion of the leader of the opposition until 2014. Let me return to his interview with Andrew Marr on Sunday, in one last attempt to understand his economic policy.
Ed Miliband: This is big, Andrew. This is about a big reshaping of our economy. It’s about [...]
Cameron’s Trap is a pamphlet published by the Policy Network; it warns Labour against embracing austerity. Their advice may have been overtaken by Labour’s leadership over the weekend embracing austerity. But let that lie.
A group of Labour MPs, pamphlet writers, Stewart Wood and other interested parties met in a Commons committee room on Monday afternoon [...]
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