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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. April 7, 2014

    Labour vows to spread wealth away from London

    Ed Miliband will today promise the “biggest devolution of power to England’s great towns and cities in a hundred years”, as...

  3. April 2, 2014

    ‘Dysfunctional’ Labour team battles over party’s direction

    When Len McCluskey urged Ed Miliband this week to adopt a more radical programme, he crystallised a debate that has been...

  4. March 19, 2014

    Labour considers rail fare freeze after general election

    Plans for a freeze in rail fares after the general election are being discussed at senior levels in Labour as a fresh way to...

  5. February 12, 2014

    Head of Labour policy review hits out over foreign takeovers

    Foreign takeovers of British assets have left people “powerless”, Labour’s head of policy has stated, in a blast against...

  6. February 21, 2013

    Labour seeks to link benefits to work done

    People who lose their jobs after many years of work would receive higher benefits than those who have not held down a...

  7. Westminster Blog

    February 13, 2013

    Horsemeat lingers at the back as economy dominates PMQs

    Ed Miliband channelled Ronald Reagan as he used PMQs to push the prime minister on living standards – the issue likely to be...

  8. November 18, 2012

    Labour will fight to stay in Europe

    Ed Miliband will commit Labour on Monday to fight to preserve Britain’s EU membership, even as Tory pressure mounts on David...

  9. Westminster Blog

    October 23, 2012

    Michael Gove disowns Benjamin Disraeli

    Benjamin Disraeli Ed Miliband used his conference speech a few weeks ago to try to steal the mantle of Benjamin Disraeli*,...

  10. October 19, 2012

    Mandelson to warn on backing EU referendum

    Ed Miliband could split the Labour party if he bows to Tory pressure and backs a referendum on Europe, Lord Mandelson,...

  11. Westminster Blog

    June 7, 2012

    Ed M: Labour doesn't back an EU referendum

    Speculation on Labour’s position on an EU referendum has been building for a while. It all started with the arch...

  12. June 4, 2012

    Two Eds grow together as Balls’ star rises

    When Ed Miliband became the Labour party leader almost two years ago, he was determined to block one man from becoming...

  13. May 20, 2012

    Cameron brushes off EU referendum calls

    David Cameron on Sunday rebuffed those on the Conservative party right who want an in-out referendum on Britain’s EU...

  14. Westminster Blog

    May 16, 2012

    PMQs: Cameron's Cruddas attack plays into Labour hands

    It was a curiously flat PMQs today, partially because we have heard the stock questions and answers from both party leaders...

  15. May 15, 2012

    Miliband carries out limited reshuffle

    Ed Miliband, the Labour leader, has put the party’s policy review in the hands of Jon Cruddas, an east London backbencher,...

  16. July 5, 2011

    Immigration cap ‘risk’ to business, warn MPs

    Home Office policies that aim to reduce net migration by restricting the entry of skilled workers bring “significant risks...

  17. Westminster Blog

    August 26, 2010

    Further reading

    Robert Chote proves his mettle for OBR role by releasing critical IFS report on “progressive” Budget – FT Why I’m backing...

  18. August 11, 2010

    Straw gives backing to David Miliband

    David Miliband’s Labour leadership campaign will win the endorsement of Jack Straw, the former justice secretary, on...

  19. Westminster Blog

    July 30, 2010

    How the opinion polls were wrong about Labour deputy leadership race

    A postscript to my earlier blog about the Balls campaign being on the ropes. Here is a YouGov poll of Labour members from...

  20. Westminster Blog

    July 5, 2010

    Stampede for places in Labour's shadow cabinet

    You may think it’s still months away. But the manoeuvrings have already begun. Up to 40 Labour MPs are likely to put...

  21. Westminster Blog

    June 3, 2010

    Jon Cruddas to nominate Diane Abbott

    Earlier in the week I wrote that it would be interesting to see who Jon Cruddas came out in support for during the...

  22. Westminster Blog

    June 1, 2010

    Ken Livingstone to stand for London mayoralty again

    LabourList has the story that Ken Livingstone wants another run for London mayor; he’ll be up against Oona King – and maybe...

  23. Westminster Blog

    June 1, 2010

    Labour leadership: Whose endorsement matters?

    Several major Labour figures are yet to step out and endorse any of the six leadership candidates: whose backing should make...

  24. Westminster Blog

    May 21, 2010

    "Blood on the wall": Labour general secretary versus the unions

    There could be “blood on the wall” within the Labour brotherhood over plans by the party’s general secretary, Ray Collins,...

  25. Westminster Blog

    May 20, 2010

    Is Labour about to extend the leadership nominations process?

    Another hit at the new Labour Uncut blog where founder Sion Simon reveals that Labour’s NEC will extend the leadership...

  26. May 19, 2010

    Balls set to run in Labour's leadership marathon

    Ed Balls will declare his candidacy for the Labour leadership today, joining a four-month contest in which the party will...

  27. May 19, 2010

    Balls set to run in Labour leadership race

    Ed Balls will declare his candidacy for the Labour leadership on Wednesday, joining a four-month contest in which the party...

  28. May 18, 2010

    David Miliband hails end of Blair-Brown era

    David Miliband called time on the "Blair-Brown era" as he officially launched his leadership campaign yesterday with a...

  29. May 17, 2010

    David Miliband calls end of ‘Blair/Brown era’

    David Miliband declared the end of the “Blair/Brown era” on Monday as he officially launched his leadership campaign with a...

  30. May 17, 2010

    Idealism pledge as stall is set out by Ed Miliband

    Ed Miliband, former energy secretary, yesterday promised to bring idealism and a "sense of empathy" to the Labour leadership...

  31. FT Alphaville

    May 17, 2010

    Miliband brothers vie for Labour helm

    Ed Miliband, former UK energy secretary, on Sunday kicked off a potentially bruising contest against his brother David for...

  32. May 14, 2010

    Concern over career politicians’ dominance

    Team effort: Nick Clegg, deputy prime minister, is one of several politicians to have previously worked as a special adviser...

  33. May 14, 2010

    Miliband rides wave of support for candidacy

    Former defence secretary John Hutton threw his weight behind David Miliband for Labour's leadership yesterday in the latest...

  34. May 14, 2010

    Concern over dominance of career politicians

    The era of the "special adviser" in Westminster reached its zenith this week, as David Cameron became the first prime...

  35. May 13, 2010

    Ed Miliband pledges to revive Labour

    Ed Miliband, former energy secretary, on Sunday promised to bring idealism and a “sense of empathy” to the Labour leadership...

  36. Westminster Blog

    May 12, 2010

    Is Jon Cruddas about to join the Labour leadership race?

    You might think so, given this comment at a Compass event this evening. Note the dig about not having a “coronation”....

  37. May 12, 2010

    Jostling begins as Labour limbers up for leadership race

    Gordon Brown's first act after leaving Buckingham Palace was to visit Labour's nearby offices in Victoria Street to thank...

  38. May 12, 2010

    Labour limbers up for leadership race

    Lord Mandelson and Lord Adonis leave parliament Gordon Brown’s first act after leaving Buckingham Palace was to visit...

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