Search results for ‘ed balls’

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  • 8 Feb 2011

    The claim “George Osborne has actually delivered a tax cut for the banks compared to last year, even after today’s announcement.” Ed Balls MP, responding to the Chancellors’ increased bank levy, February 8, 2011

  • 21 Aug 2010

    Krishnan Guru-Murthy speaks to Ed Balls, who says the contest has been a “liberation” from which he has no intention of quitting.

  • 3 Dec 2009

    Ed Balls went (briefly) to Eton, the place Tory policy is made

    Gordon Brown may taunt the Tories for inventing policy on the “playing fields of Eton”, but his Schools Secretary Ed Balls also spend time at the public school.

  • 2 Jan 2019

    Politicians might still be on holiday, but politics most definitely isn’t, with plenty of Cabinet ministers trying to grab their share of the headlines amid continuing talk of a challenge to Theresa May, while Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn is refusing to bow to pressure from members to support a second referendum on Brexit. Grace Blakely, from the New…

  • 25 Feb 2013

    Swedish-style meatballs sold by Ikea in countries including Britain contained horsemeat but have since been withdrawn from sale, the company admits.

  • 23 Feb 2013

    Austerity versus borrowing? Plan A versus plan B? Osborne versus Balls? In light of Moody’s decision to downgrade the UK’s AAA credit rating, who is right about the best way forward for the economy?

  • 1 Oct 2012

    The shadow chancellor Ed Balls tells the Labour Party conference he has a “clear and costed programme” to kick start the economy and get the country back to work.

  • 21 Jan 2011

    As Alan Johnson leaves his post as Shadow Chancellor and Ed Balls replaces him, political commentator Lance Price ponders the compatibility of the Brownite and Labour leader Ed Miliband.

  • 11 Jan 2010

    Balls on the attempted leadership coup

    (UPDATED: now with video of Ed Balls interview.) To the QE2 centre in Westminster where Gordon Brown sat on a platform flanked by Ed Balls and Peter Mandelson, a lecturn either side of them. I thought the PM might be about to chair a debate between the two consorts, but alas not. It was an international education conference (which…

  • 5 Jun 2009

    It was Mandelson who Balls it up for Ed

    New rumour is that Gordon Brown didn’t actually decide to keep Alistair Darling in place until this morning and that an early morning conversation with Peter Mandelson swung it. That won’t do much for Mandelson/Balls relations, which had been patched up since Lord Mandelson’s return to government. Ed Balls will be feeling frustrated that his…

  • 5 Jun 2009

    Balls! How Gordon’s dream ended

    Alistair Darling saw the Prime Minister last night for a long conversation and made it plain he didn’t think he should be thrown out of the Chancellorship. The chancellor was offered a number of jobs but turned them all down. I believe Mr Darling left still not entirely clear whether he had won his right…

  • 7 Aug 2015

    Channel 4 News has uncovered edits made to Wikipedia from inside government offices on topics including Rolf Harris, Jean Charles de Menezes and Fireman Sam.

  • 23 Jun 2015

    Channel 4 News sent a Glastonbury virgin to last year’s event. We dust off our wellies and his pearls of festival wisdom.

  • 22 Jun 2015

    A senior Labour MP tells Channel 4 News the party leadership failed to act “quickly and efficiently” to suspend Lord Janner over multiple claims of child abuse.

  • 8 May 2015

    As Labour leader Ed Miliband resigns after a crushing defeat in the general election, there are several likely successors, including Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper and Chuka Umunna.