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  1. July 21, 2014

    UK’s Ed Miliband takes tough stance on Ukraine in US

    UK opposition leader Ed Miliband called for Europe to “step up” its response to the crisis in eastern Ukraine as he arrived...

  2. July 21, 2014

    Miliband confronts UK Labour activists on spending policy

    Labour leader Ed Miliband was so keen to prove his financial discipline at a key policy forum that he deployed several...

  1. July 21, 2014

    The Tony Blair legacy is electoral domination, not policy

    Tony Blair became leader of the Labour party 20 years ago this week. What if that event, which the former prime minister...

  2. July 20, 2014

    Labour grassroots ideas brought down to earth

    The atmosphere was electric as Labour delegates gathered this weekend for their one-off “National Policy Forum”: at least in...

  3. July 20, 2014

    Unite leader urges return of Labour’s ‘big beasts’

    Len McCluskey, head of Britain’s biggest union Unite, has urged Ed Miliband to bring more “big beasts” back into the Labour...

  4. July 18, 2014

    CBI questions Labour’s part-nationalisation rail plans

    John Cridland, the head of the CBI employers’ federation, has questioned the wisdom of Labour’s plans to part-nationalise...

  5. July 17, 2014

    Clegg defends housing benefit reversal

    Nick Clegg on Thursday defended his decision to call for a major overhaul of the government’s spare room subsidy – the...

  6. July 16, 2014

    CBI warns politicians not to rock the boat

    The head of Britain’s biggest business lobby group has warned politicians not to wreck the country’s “best economic launch...

  7. July 16, 2014

    Labour plans part nationalisation of UK railways

    Labour has insisted that part-nationalisation of the railway system will not scare away private companies, claiming...

  8. July 10, 2014

    Celebrities line up to back Labour party fundraiser

    Artworks by Sir Antony Gormley, Sir Anish Kapoor and Grayson Perry – some of Britain’s best known contemporary artists –...

  9. July 8, 2014

    Labour will introduce ‘technical degrees’, Miliband to say

    A Labour government would introduce “technical degrees”, backed by employers and universities, for youngsters who do not...

  10. July 7, 2014

    UK’s Labour leads Conservatives in latest opinion polls

    Two opinion polls gave Labour a seven-point lead over the Conservatives on Monday, suggesting the boost to David Cameron’s...

  11. July 7, 2014

    Sharp cuts and dull protests augur ill for Labour

    As harrowing as the 1980s were for the British left, they should entertain the prospect that this decade will be worse. Even...

  12. July 6, 2014

    Ed Miliband and British business

    With less than a year to Britain’s next general election, Ed Miliband, Labour’s leader, faces an uphill struggle. At this...

  13. July 3, 2014

    Tories raise cash and laughs, but Labour’s not smiling

    The chance to play doubles tennis with David Cameron and Boris Johnson fetched £160,000 at this year’s Conservative summer...

  14. July 3, 2014

    Parliament to probe role of lord chancellor

    The 900-year-old role of Britain’s lord chancellor, who officially ensures the independence of the courts, will come under...

  15. July 3, 2014

    BAE chief Sir Roger Carr blasts ‘demonisation’ of big business

    Sir Roger Carr, the chairman of BAE Systems, has accused politicians of “demonising” big business during an event designed...

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    July 3, 2014

    Making a point

    Oli Scarff/Getty Ed Miliband, the Leader of the Labour Party, delivers a speech at the ‘Policy Network Conference’ held in...

  17. July 2, 2014

    Ed Miliband to change tone on big companies

    Ed Miliband will celebrate profit and wealth creation and laud the “great, dynamic businesses of our country”, in a speech...

  18. July 1, 2014

    Unite becomes first big union urging Labour to back EU referendum

    The leadership of Labour’s biggest donor, Unite, has become the first major trade union to back David Cameron’s plan to put...

  19. July 1, 2014

    Ed Miliband accused of lack of coherency by former political guru

    Ed Miliband has been accused by his one-time political guru of lacking a coherent story to explain how Labour would govern...

  20. July 1, 2014

    Conformist mediocrity from Ed Miliband will not win Labour votes

    We have an England football team of a government, and the reserves are no better. Neither our coaches nor our political...

  21. June 30, 2014

    Labour unveils larger UK councils plan

    Labour is offering Britain’s cities and counties the prospect of extra funding for housing, transport and infrastructure, as...

  22. June 30, 2014

    Balls says Labour’s priority is investment rather than tax cuts

    Tax incentives for long-term investors would be the priority for an incoming Labour government rather than cuts in...

  23. June 29, 2014

    Labour to pledge corporate tax rise

    Labour will confirm on Monday that it will raise corporation tax if elected next year and is considering a tax break to...

  24. June 27, 2014

    Defeated David Cameron bemoans a ‘bad day for Europe’

    David Cameron called it a “bad day for Europe”, but the UK prime minister emerged from a humbling defeat in Brussels...

  25. June 26, 2014

    Labour seeks to reposition itself as pro-business party

    Stung by criticism that it is anti-business, Britain’s opposition Labour Party plans a summer campaign to woo companies with...

  26. June 25, 2014

    Ed Balls challenges Tory opposition to manifesto audits

    Ed Balls, shadow chancellor, has claimed George Osborne is running scared over Labour’s call for the independent fiscal...

  27. June 23, 2014

    Balls adjusts ‘mansion tax’ plan to soothe homeowners

    Labour has sought to placate owners of high value properties by modifying its policy of levying an extra “mansion tax” on...

  28. June 23, 2014

    Labour says rest of nation can learn from Welsh job creation

    Unemployment is falling faster than anyone predicted but joblessness is still endemic among one group of people: young...

  29. June 23, 2014

    Labour to take on outsourcing companies if it wins election

    Labour will mount an assault on big outsourcing companies if it wins the election, reducing their role in delivering the...

  30. June 22, 2014

    Senior Labour figures come out in defence of leader Ed Miliband

    Lord Kinnock and senior Labour front bench politicians have come to the defence of Ed Miliband, praising his “political...

  31. June 20, 2014

    Ed Miliband struggles to shake off leadership questions

    Miliband’s up and downs Ed Miliband, the Labour leader, likes sympathetic audiences: his big speech this week on welfare...

  32. June 19, 2014

    Business welcomes Miliband’s youth allowance plan for under-21s

    Ed Miliband won plaudits from business – but brickbats from the unions – after announcing several measures designed to make...

  33. June 18, 2014

    Labour plans shake-up of benefits for young adults

    Labour will make significant changes to the benefits system for young adults, replacing out-of-work benefits with an...

  34. June 15, 2014

    The real clever cogs in Labour’s machine

    Some of the most influential figures in Labour politics are people the public may not have heard of. They are not, in the...

  35. June 13, 2014

    Miliband faces anger in Liverpool over Sun photo

    Ed Miliband is facing an outpouring of anger from Labour politicians in Liverpool after the one-time scourge of the Murdoch...

  36. June 12, 2014

    Labour big beasts warn Miliband on alienating City

    Ed Miliband has been warned by two former Labour ministers that he is alienating business leaders by speaking a language...

  37. June 12, 2014

    May ignored passport office warnings, says Labour party

    Theresa May was warned in a report a year ago that the closure of overseas passport offices would lead to 350,000 extra...

  38. June 12, 2014

    UK politics: Labour and the City

    It was September 2010 and Ed Miliband had just completed the most remarkable act of political fratricide in recent times,...

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