The Chancellor recently derided the Labour leadership candidates as ‘deficit-deniers’, an opinion with which Tony Blair appears to concur. The final chapter of his new book does place him closer to the Coalition Treasury than the economic policies outlined to date by the candidates. Ahead of our Labour leadership hustings on the economy, it’s worth…
Labour leadership ‘soap opera’ as ballot opens
Ed Balls accuses supporters of the Miliband brothers of turning the Labour leadership contest into a two-horse race, focusing on the “soap opera” of sibling rivalry. Krishnan Guru-Murthy reports.
Diane Abbott: more than a token Labour candidate
Diane Abbott tells Krishnan Guru-Murthy she was right on many policies during the New Labour years, adding “I’m the genuine move-on candidate”.
Labour race: Abbott steals show as Milibands do battle
As David Miliband fights his brother Ed, Political Editor Gary Gibbon explains the story behind the rivalry and how the first female black candidate could throw a spanner in the voting arithmetic.
Labour contest: brotherly love or ‘narrowest gene pool’?
Political analyst Peter McHugh examines the contenders in a Labour leadership race described by Diane Abbott as containing “the narrowest gene pool in history”.