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Posts Tagged ‘ed miliband’

A referendum is coming. So why doesn’t David Cameron take the lead?

Britain is potentially the most influential of all the non-euro members


Is 50p a year really too much to end this corruption?

81 per cent of us believe people give money to parties in the hope of favours or special access


When the people can see what fairness is, why can’t Miliband?

At the last election, many Labour supporters were angry about the party’s position on welfare


What happens when even your supporters don’t believe in you?

The problem is that Ed Miliband is too clever for his own good


We can’t expect decisions from two parties so much at odds

Bizarrely, the best hope for resolving Coalition differences is a collapse of the eurozone


How austerity is changing us

We are seeking gratification by finding new ways of saving money


From the sublime to the ridiculous

Miliband is neither useless nor excellent. He oscillates unnervingly between the two.


Ed Balls will be a disaster for Labour

Like Gordon Brown, he believes he’s superior to almost everyone


A party that is growing up in public

The students have stomped out but there are millions of grown-ups who may now vote Lib Dem


O father, where art thou?

How often have you asked a prospective dad, ‘So what are you going to do after the baby is born?’


Too much democracy can be a bad thing

The wisdom of crowds is at its best when it comes to judgments of character, not policy


A sprinkling of decency over politics

Douglas Alexander has found it wonderful to work for someone who wouldn’t allow negative briefing


Miliband's threat to the Coalition

The new Labour leader won’t scare off middle England. It’s those voters he has in his sights.


The middle-class prize for Labour

Both Milibands believe the interests of the middle class are no longer the same as the filthy rich