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Labour talks considering assisted suicide pledge

The Labour party is in talks to consider a manifesto deal on assisted suicide.

Lord Falconer, a campaigner on the right to assisted dying, is also leading a Private Members’ Bill in the Lords to let doctors prescribe a lethal dose of drugs to terminally ill patients.

Inside sources claim Mr Miliband is sympathetic to Lord Falconer’s request, but other Labour MPs remain against making it a firm manifesto pledge, fearing a move would prove a vote-loser.


Labour would have to sack 1 in 5 ministers after election

Ed Miliband would have to sack one in five of his frontbenchers if he wins the 2015 General Election with a majority.

Labour has 138 shadow ministers, but in government Mr Miliband could only appoint 109 ministers.

He would have to fire even more if Labour went into Coalition with another party.

“A whole load of people are going to be disappointed. It’s not a good way to start a government is it?” a frontbencher told the BBC.


Miliband has '£2m mansion'

Ed Miliband and his wife Justine are milionaires and have a house worth an estimated £2m. Public records show that the Miliband's bought their home in 2009 for £1.6m and it is now likely to be worth around £2m. The Sunday Times reports Mr Miliband earns £139,355 a year, meaning he is just shy of the top tax bracket, while Ms Miliband, who is an environmental barrister, could also benefit from the top rate tax cut.


Miliband asks for 5% pay cut

Ed Miliband is asking to take a 5% pay cut to show he is serious about the Labour party’s commitment to the economy.

The Sun reveals he has written to the Treasury’s Paymaster General asking him to reduce his £132,000 salary by £7,000.

A spokesperson told the Sun: “It is important that Ed and everybody in the Labour government are focused on the tasks of getting the deficit down and showing we are determined to balance the books.”


Miliband should 'look in the mirror'

Ed Miliband should “look in the mirror” and face up to the fact that he is failing to convince voters that he is fit to be prime minister, a Labour figure has warned. Writing in The Scotsman, the former Labour minister Brian Wilson attacked his leader’s poor poll ratings, which he described as  “somewhere between dire and disappointing”, and urged Miliband to recall the former ministers Alan Johnson and Alistair Darling to the front bench. 


Labour 15 points ahead of Tories - poll

A poll conducted for The Times has found Labour has stretched its lead over the Conservatives to 15 points. However the Populus survey has discouraging results for Ed Miliband, with 60% of people wanting David Cameron to remain in Downing Street, either because they thought he was doing a good job, or because they prefer him to Mr Miliband.


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