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Former Labour Leader Ed Miliband calls for HS2 route through Doncaster housing estate to be axed

Doncaster Today - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
A Doncaster MP is calling for plans which involve demolishing a housing estate to make way for the HS2 line to be scrapped. Ed Miliband has spoken out in opposition to the plans, which if given the go-ahead could involve the demolition of more than 200 ...

Amid the gloom, Brexit provides an opportunity for Labour

The Guardian - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
Amid the gloom, Brexit provides an opportunity for Labour. Ed Miliband. Pessimism is no use when a new chapter for the country is being written.

Quiz: Who said it? Miliband or Tory? Time to play our new game

City A.M. - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
Westminster commentators have noticed the stark similarity in rhetoric between Miliband and the new Tory regime, which may well be little more than an electoral ploy to steal centrist voters abandoned by Jeremy Corbyn.
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Leader: On capitalism and insecurity

New Statesman - ‎1 hour ago‎
She has pledged (in statements that could have come from Ed Miliband) to curb irresponsible behaviour and ensure that the benefits of growth are shared.
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Owen Smith apologises for 'smash May back on her heels' remark

The Guardian - ‎20 hours ago‎
The 20 new policy pledges by Smith, whose campaign has been characterised by supporters of the Labour leader as “Blair-lite”, included economic policies that went significantly beyond the promises of the former leader Ed Miliband. Announcements on ...

Row over anti-Semitism rumbles on as councillor refuses to attend key meeting due to cost to taxpayers

Bury Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
I know you are standing again (in the local elections) in May and would therefore be interested to understand your continued membership of a party that allows someone like Vicki Kirby, who was thrown out in 2014 by (Ed) Miliband for her anti-Semitic ...
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Yvonne Ridley: Here's how Jeremy Corbyn can win a General Election

CommonSpace - ‎1 hour ago‎
THE enduring mantra of Jeremy Corbyn's enemies is that the Labour leader cannot win an election. I think they're wrong and here's why.

Owen Smith woos Corbyn allies with plan for wealth tax

The Times (subscription) - ‎18 hours ago‎
Owen Smith, who is challenging Jeremy Corbyn for the Labour leadership, is proposing a wealth tax on Britain's richest as part of a radically leftwing programme designed to win support.

Trident a deterrent against Armageddon

The Courier - ‎2 hours ago‎
Ed Miliband was well meaning but not credible on the national stage. Gordon Brown was never able to replicate as Prime Minister the confidence he showed as Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Brexit: the British Working Class has Just Yawned Awake

CounterPunch - ‎1 hour ago‎
Tony Blair and Ed Miliband have changed the working class perspective of the Labour Party. There was a world of difference between these men, with their gentrified Islington homes and their children attending private schools, and the man earning £6.50 ...

France is changing: an army stalks the streets and Boris Johnson wanders the Tuileries

New Statesman - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Comparisons are drawn with Ed Miliband, who allowed his opponents to fill the vacuum following his victory in 2010. Smith has made electability his defining dividing line with Corbyn.

Owen Smith pledges to end austerity in radical pitch to Labour's left

The Guardian - ‎21 hours ago‎
The policy pledges by Smith, whose campaign has been characterised by supporters of the Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, as “Blair-lite”, included leftwing economic policies that went significantly beyond the promises of the former leader Ed Miliband.
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Owen Smith: decent bloke, good politics. But is that enough?

The Guardian - ‎Jul 17, 2016‎
Wouldn't we have said the same about Ed Miliband? As Neal Lawson, head of Compass, put it: “However good Owen Smith is, he just does not address the depth of the crisis Labour is in.

Corbyn v Smith: a battle not for the ballot, but for the members

The Guardian (blog) - ‎21 hours ago‎
... were exchanged, Labour's National Executive Committee (NEC) ruled by 18 votes to 14 that Corbyn had the necessary support last summer when some MPs “lent” the leftwinger their votes to ensure healthy diversity in the contest to succeed Ed Miliband.

The new Brexit economics

New Statesman - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
In 2015 the Conservatives persuaded voters that electing Ed Miliband as prime minister and Ed Balls as chancellor was taking a big risk with the economy.
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John McDonnell facing backlash after repeating he would like to 'assassinate' Thatcher - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
The footage shows then backbencher Mr McDonnell reminiscing over how he once “got into trouble” on the BBC Radio Four show, Any Questions, while he was running for the Labour leadership in 2010 - a race in which he lost to Ed Miliband. He said: “They ...

In defence of expertise: it's time to take the heart out of “passionate” politics

New Statesman - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
On 4 July, during a meeting of the Parliamentary Labour Party, Neil Kinnock talked about “the supermarket test”: how people in Tesco or Lidl would say “I want to vote Labour, but I can't vote for Ed Miliband”. He urged Labour's representatives in the ...

Parliament & protest: A false dichotomy

Morning Star Online - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Ed Miliband considered unsuitable to be prime minister because of the clumsy way he ate a sandwich. And now it's Jeremy Corbyn's turn.

Thanks to Theresa May, we're free to shop at Waitrose without apologising for it - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
Do the spin-weasels really think we believe politicos who live in London mansions spend their whole time refuelling on bacon butties (remember Ed Miliband failing to masticate like a man of the people?) in greasy spoons when we all know their natural ...