Ed Miliband


article 15 April 2014 UK
UK workers could receive first real pay rise for six years

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

post 10 April 2014
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Ed Miliband's army of Lib Dem switchers

Introducing the voters who may decide the next election. Not Tories tempted by Ukip, but disillusioned Lib Dems now thinking of voting Labour.

post 26 March 2014
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Welfare - caps and traps

One former Labour cabinet minister said he'd be looking very carefully tonight at the size and make-up of Labour's rebellion on the welfare trap (sorry, "cap") devised by George Osborne.

post 25 March 2014
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Ed Miliband accused of 'inertia' as real earnings turn corner

With inflation at 1.7 per cent and average private sector earnings at 1.7 per cent growth, are we turning a corner and what will that mean for a Labour campaign locked on to the cost of living crisis?

post 14 March 2014
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Tony Benn 1925-2014

More than anyone in the recent Labour history, Tony Benn came close to getting the party to embrace socialism in one country and reject capitalism.

post 12 March 2014
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Ed Miliband, Europe and chaos

Less than a year ago, some report that Ed Miliband was ready to press the button and sign up to an in/out referendum. He was pulled back by Douglas Alexander.

article 27 February 2014 UK
Steve Coogan and Toby Young speaking to Jon Snow on Channel 4 News
Coogan: Daily Mail should apologise for past mistakes too

Actor Steve Coogan tells Channel 4 News that the Daily Mail has been acting 'like a playground bully' over the story about Harriet Harman and past links between the NCCL and a paedophile group.

video 27 February 2014 World

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Merkel: 'between the devil and the deep blue sea' on Europe

Speaking to both Houses of Parliament, German Chancellor Angela Merkel warns that she cannot meet all the UK's varied expectations of her when it comes to Europe.

post 19 February 2014
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Blair's email and reputation

Tony Blair's reported words of comfort and advice to Rebekah Brooks just as the News of the World had been accused of hacking into Millie Dowler's phone will make some feel pretty squeamish.