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With Labour conference next week, a letter has gone out to business people from Alan Buckle, the senior accountant who Ed Miliband appointed to look at how to boost the minimum… Continue reading The p... Continue to article
More than 60% of MPs believe the Barnett formula used to distribute UK funding to Scotland should be changed in the event of a ‘No’ vote in today’s referendum - despite a pledge from party leaders to keep it, a new poll reveals. All ... Continue to article
Cameron will need Miliband's support to win a vote on military action. But all the signs are that he will get it. Continue to article
Margaret Curran said that claims from a whistleblower of SNP plans for cuts to the NHS were “serious”. “The campaign has taken a very decisive turn today, when it’s been revealed that Alex Salmond told us on Tuesday we should vote Yes to... Continue to article
Ed Miliband said a Noc vote in the Scottish independence referendum was a vote for "change" rather than "the status quo". "What I’ve enjoyed about this campaign, including today when we get the chance, is meeting people who are genuinely... Continue to article
Responding to suggestions by fellow Labour MP John Mann, Sarah Champion said she would support David Blunkett 100% of he stood to replace Shaun Wright as South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner. “I absolutely would. David Blunke... Continue to article
A press release from Scottish Labour: Tomorrow (Tuesday) Ed Miliband will be campaigning in Scotland ahead of the referendum. On a campaigning visit in the Central Belt, he is expected to say: In the next 48 hours Scotland faces a hist... Continue to article
As ever, it's a snapshot - but the detail reveals some disturbing popular doubts about the Opposition and Ed Miliband. Continue to article
It’s the celebrity endorsement the Yes campaign has been waiting weeks for. Groundskeeper Willie has finally taken to the podium to voice his views on Scottish independence in a YouTube video. Donned in his traditional kilt and a back...
His strategists will advise caution. But if Ed Miliband is to win next year, a bold act to defend the NHS would rally voters Continue to article
The Queen should add her voice to the Scottish independence campaign, Nigel Farage has said. Speaking on the first of his new, fortnightly slots on LBC radio, the Ukip leader said that if polls showed Scotland was likely to leave the un... Continue to article
A press release from Labour: Let’s stay together to protect the NHS Ed Miliband MP, Leader of the Labour Party, speaking today in Glasgow City Centre, said: “I am proud to stand here today with colleagues from the labour movemen... Continue to article
Ed Miliband has told Scots their “thirst for change” is shared in the rest of the United Kingdom as he urges Scotland to reject independence in next week’s referendum. The Labour leader delivered a speech in Glasgow this afternoon to hi... Continue to article
It is great to be here with Gregg McClymont, one of our most talented young MPs, who is doing such a brilliant job. And with our great shadow Secretary State for Scotland, Margaret Curran, and Lawrence Watson, the Scottish Secretary of U... Continue to article
William Hague has urged Scots to reject independence, saying: "we want you to stay in the United Kingdom." David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg were all absent from this week's Prime Minister's Questions as they toured Scotland in ... Continue to article
The leaders of the three main Westminster parties are "panicking" ahead of next week's vote on Scottish independence, Alex Salmond has claimed. Addressing reporters on a campaign visit to Edinburgh as David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Mil... Continue to article
Rolling coverage of all the developments in the Scottish independence referendum campaign, including David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg missing PMQs to campaign in Scotland 7.30am BST David Cam... Continue to article
Danny Alexander denied that David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg heading to Scotland would be counterproductive for the No side, but said they had a “relatively small place” in the campaign. “I don’t think that’s right at all. Look,... Continue to article
Douglas Alexander praised the “measured and considered” responses from Ed Miliband and David Cameron at Prime Minister’s Questions today. “Firstly, let me reiterate the consensus, not just in the House of Commons but, I believe, right ac... Continue to article
David Cameron has insisted that Britain will not bow to pressure from Islamic terrorists and has hinted that the Government could back air strikes in the region. The Prime Minister addressed the Commons after a video emerged last night ... Continue to article
Labour statement Following the report into the Rotherham child abuse scandal by Professor Alexis Jay, the Labour Party has today suspended four party members pending investigation. As Ed Miliband made clear last week large numbers of yo... Continue to article
David Cameron has called for new measures to be debated in Parliament to tackle threats of extremism in the UK. The Prime Minister called for more police powers to stop suspects at the border. "Passports are not an automatic right. W... Continue to article
In the coming days UK Labour leader Ed Miliband will be here in Scotland – making the case for shared solidarity across these islands. Continue to article
Ed Miliband has reaffirmed his commitment to ensuring his Cabinet would have 50% women – although stopped short of making it a promise, saying he wants to “let my actions speak for themselves”. In an ... Continue to article
The front page of today’s FT suggests that the Labour leadership is considering a “Health Tax” as a means of paying for the NHS, reporting: “Ed Miliband is to put the NHS at the centre of Labour’s ele... Continue to article
Labour press release Ed Miliband's statement on child abuse in Rotherham: This week’s report into the child abuse scandal in Rotherham was devastating. Large numbers of young people were systematically abused and then let down... Continue to article
Douglas Carswell told reporters in Clacton that he joined Ukip because there is no difference between Britain's two main parties. "I don’t think there’s a difference between either front bench. That’s why I’m doing this. What would be th... Continue to article
A win in the MP’s Clacton constituency will boost Ukip, and could make Ed Miliband the most likely prime minister next May Continue to article
The Prime Minister has steered clear of the ice bucket challenge, but is the net now closing in on Ed Miliband? Labour MP Stephen Twigg filmed himself being doused in ice cold water last week, and nominated his fellow Merseyside MPs Luci...
The chaos in François Hollandes government should be a warning to a leader trapped by the legacy of Labours past History never tires of repeating itself. Continue to article
A press release from Labour: The Choice for Britain: Labour future, Tory Threat - Speech by Harriet Harman Harriet Harman MP, Labour’s Deputy Leader and Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, in a speech in Ealing, s... Continue to article
To win next year, Labour must attract and motivate young voters. That’s why Ed Miliband has asked Ivan lewis and Lisa Nandy to ensure our election campaign considers this group over the next 8 months.... Continue to article
Lord Ashcroft Polls press release Lord Ashcroft marginals poll: swing to Labour extends deeper into Tory territory The swing from the Conservatives to Labour is at least as great in seats with bigger Tory majorities as in the party’s m... Continue to article
Ed Miliband and Douglas Alexander want the Tories to speak out louder about the atrocities committed by ISIS in Iraq, but want to rule out military intervention. Continue to article
Ed Miliband, who is visiting Scotland today campaigning for a no vote, said that devolution offered Scotland the "best of both worlds" and that "alarm bells should be ringing" over Alex Salmond's failure to give answers on the currency. ... Continue to article
Would you leave your children in the care of a political leader? Mumsnet has done a poll for LBC of 1,000 people with the following topline results on which politician they would trust to look after their offspring: Nick Clegg 58%, Da...
Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond and leader of the pro-Union Better Together campaign Alistair Darling have clashed in a live TV debate on Scottish independence. The question of whether an independent Scotland would be able to keep ... Continue to article
Ed Miliband urged the Prime Minister to "break his silence" and condemn the actions of Israel, following the resignation of Baroness Warsi. “I think Sayeeda Warsi has acted with principle and integrity today. I think people around Britai... Continue to article
Ed Miliband has been accused of making a “pathetic” effort with his wreath at a First World War Centenary commemoration service, after it simply carried the message: “From the Leader of the Opposition... Continue to article
The shelling of UN school in Gaza is a a "particularly appalling incident", Downing Street has said. A UN-run school in the city of Rafah was hit yesterday, resulting in the deaths of ten Palestinian civilians. The Prime Minister's Offi... Continue to article
Ed Miliband said David Cameron was ‘in the wrong place’ over his stance on the conflict in Gaza. “If I was David Cameron at the moment what I would be doing, what I would be spending my time on, is doing everything I can to put pressur... Continue to article
The former Labour minister talks about the problem with Ed Miliband's inner circle, Tony Blair's work in Kazakhstan, and how it feels to be standing down after 35 years as an MP Continue to article
It’s great to be back here in Bedford supporting your campaign. Because it’s vital that we win here in this marginal constituency – and in seats across this region from Stevenage to Ipswich, Watford to Waveney – if we are to get the Tori... Continue to article
Ed Miliband’s comments about public dissatisfaction with politics and politicians on the Andrew Marr show cannot be refuted. Continue to article
Ed Miliband thinks image should be secondary to issues and ideas, but snap judgements matter when voters have little time. Continue to article
Harriet Harman questioned the suggestion that women were under-represented in politics because of a shortage of candidates willing to put themselves forward for the selection process. “I think there are a lot of women who would be prepar... Continue to article
A Labour MP has welcomed Ed Miliband's People's Question Time proposal and said it should be expanded to allow people living outside London to take part. Meg Hillier, a member of the Digital Demodracy commission, suggested holding someth... Continue to article
Ed Miliband announced plans for a “Public Question Time” to allow members of the public to question the Prime Minister. “What we need is a Public Question Time where regularly the Prime Minister submits himself or herself to questioning ... Continue to article
The public has been softened up to believe any old nonsense about the Labour leader. Continue to article
Ed Miliband risked an own goal last night over claims that he has used a professional voice coach to boost his flagging ratings. Continue to article
Lucy Powell said the public were “fed-up” with polished politicians and that Ed Miliband was focussed on issues rather than photo opportunities. “What gets him going every morning is the problems that he sees this country facing and he... Continue to article
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.
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.
Labour must "change its approach" to immigration, Ed Miliband said today as he signalled a shift away from a focus on border controls and towards the impact of migration on people's lives.
In a speech in London, he also distanced himself from a phrase Gordon Brown employed when in power, saying that he was "not going to promise British jobs for British workers".
In a speech in London, he admitted Labour "got it wrong" when it allowed uncontrolled immigration from new EU states in 2004, and promised to limit immigration from new member states if in government.
"We were dazzled by globalisation and too sanguine about its price," Mr Miliband said. "By focusing exclusively on immigration's impact on growth, we lost sight of who was benefiting from that growth - and the people being squeezed in the middle who were losing out."
A host of Labour figures have been on the air to admit that the party had made mistakes on immigration. Keith Vaz said there had been errors "particularly on the border agency", while former Home Secretary Jack Straw said it was "a major policy error" not to have transitional controls on immigration from new EU member states.
And former minister John Denham admitted Labour’s failure to impose transitional arrangements on the new EU countries had led to far more immigrants far quicker than anticipated. But he insisted Labour the party was not talking about capping the total number of immigrants at this stage.
Conservative co-chair Baroness Warsi has pleaded with Cabinet colleagues to drop what she labelled a "racist" policy, when they discussed curbs on migrants bringing family members to live with them in Britain, the Independent reports.
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.
Tony Blair is to take up a new role leading the part of Labour's policy review concerned with the Olympic legacy.
The decision was announced by Labour Leader Ed Miliband at a joint appearance with Mr Blair at a London fundraiser at the Emirates Stadium last night.
Mr Miliband said Mr Blair would advise the review on how to "maximise both [the Games'] economic and its sporting legacies" and added that his involvement marked a "coming together for the Labour tribe".
David Cameron, George Osborne, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband will appear before the Leveson Inquiry into media standards next week, it was announced today.
The Chancellor and former prime minister Gordon Brown will appear on Monday, before Mr Miliband, Harriet Harman and former prime minister John Major give evidence on Tuesday.
The Deputy Prime Minister and SNP leader Alex Salmond will be appearing on Wednesday, before Mr Cameron gives evidence on Thursday.
The full schedule can be found on the Inquiry's website here.
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