Category Archives: Ed Miliband

Does Magpie Miliband think we’re goldfish?

I watched Ed Miliband’s speech yesterday and, to give him his due, it’s one of the best speeches I’d heard him deliver. He was much more confident and positive than he has been in the past. His delivery improved and … Continue reading

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ComRes poll boost for Lib Dems – but the rest are as bad as each other

I’m certainly not going to get excited about a brief 3% increase in our poll rating, even if 15% is nearer where we have been in mid term even in opposition in previous parliaments. The ComRes poll in the Independent … Continue reading

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There’s a surprise: reactionary, conservative parties scupper Lords Reform

Boy, was I annoyed with Nick Clegg yesterday. One thing about being on holiday in this country is that you can’t escape news. Well, I could switch my phone off but it just doesn’t work like that. So, I was … Continue reading

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Labour put down amendment which would have given Tories tax cut for richest they wanted – and which Lib Dems stopped

I realise that Parliamentary shenanigans and point scoring isn’t everybody’s cup of tea, but it’s worth pointing out that Labour today squandered a relatively good position going into the first PMQs of the new Parliamentary term. Ed Miliband had an … Continue reading

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PMQs – Tragedy, Comedy and the Continuing Saga of the Family Bone

I’m not used to learning anything from the weekly pantomime that is Prime Minister’s Questions. Sadly, though yesterday’s session brought  me the news of the death of Marie Colvin, the veteran Sunday Times reporter whose often heartbreaking reports from war … Continue reading

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Why is Diane Abbott the top headline on BBC News?

I’ve been busy with blog posts, Alvin and the Chipmunks and children today, so the furore over Diane Abbott’s tweet had kind of passed me by. I knew someone had said something but, frankly, I wasn’t interested enough to look. I … Continue reading

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I’ve not got much love for Ed’s Bargain Basement with the nasties in the dark corners #lab11

So, yesterday afternoon, Ed Miliband gave his first proper speech to the Labour Conference. The first, last year, was written hastily after his unexpected victory, but he’s had a bit longer to think about this one. Why, then, was last … Continue reading

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>Cameron should stop bashing Ed for standing against his brother

>I am getting utterly fed up of tuning into PMQs and hearing David Cameron take Ed Miliband apart at the flimsiest of excuses for standing against his brother in the Labour leadership election. Today, Ed had a go at William … Continue reading

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>Things I would rather do than accept Ed Miliband’s invitation to join Labour

>It’s that time of the month again, when Ed Miliband issues yet another invitation for disaffected Liberal Democrats to join Labour. He claims that thousands of Liberal Democrats have joined Labour since the coalition was formed, without giving a shred … Continue reading

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>What would the Telegraph have heard at Labour MPs’ surgeries last year?

>It amuses me to hear Ed Miliband being so dismissive about the nature of the coalition, saying it’s a sham. I actually think that what we’ve heard over the past few days proves that it isn’t. Liberal Democrat MPs and … Continue reading

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