Posts Tagged “ed miliband”

Miliband on in/out Europe referendum: I agree with Nick

by Stephen Tall on March 12, 2014

Ed Miliband has decided, once and for all, what Labour’s position is be on an in/out EU referendum – the same as the Lib Dem policy. Writing in today’s Financial Times, the Labour leader has said his party’s manifesto will commit to a referendum on whether the UK should be in or out of the […]

FT: “For nearly four years, Britain has been served reasonably well by multi-party government”

by Stephen Tall on February 27, 2014

On Tuesday, it was reported that David Cameron wanted to rule out the possibility of a second Lib-Con coalition in the event of another hung parliament. This tit was matched by an equivalent tat from the left, when Unite leader Len Mclusky urged Labour to do the same. Today’s Financial Times leader attempts to inject […]

Liberal Hero of the Week #59: Ed Miliband

by Stephen Tall on February 16, 2014

Liberal Hero of the Week (and occasional Villains) is chosen by Stephen Tall, Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and Research Associate at CentreForum.  Ed Miliband Labour leader Reason: for starting to talk the talk of devolving power to people. Politicians always talk of giving power to the people – when they’re in opposition. Their enthusiasm […]

Ed Miliband’s “People Powered Public Services”: some interesting ideas lurk beyond the bland

by Stephen Tall on February 12, 2014

I read Ed Miliband’s Hugo Young lecture on the train home last night to save you the trouble. No need to thank me. Actually there are some good parts to it, which I’ll come onto. And if you want to share my pleasure the full text is available here. However, I’d suggest skipping the first […]

Revealed: What Lib Dem members think of Ed Miliband and David Cameron

by Stephen Tall on December 22, 2013

Lib Dem Voice has polled our members-only forum  to discover what Lib Dem members think of various political issues, the Coalition, and the performance of key party figures. Some 750 party members responded – thank you – and we’re publishing the full results. Cameron still leading as Miliband recovers (a bit) among Lib Dems We’ve […]

Ed Davey nails Labour’s energy price freeze: “Prices go up, small, independent competitors go out of business, the big six is created again. Well done, Mr Miliband!”

by Stephen Tall on October 26, 2013

Here’s Lib Dem energy secretary Ed Davey highlighting one of the many flaws in Ed Miliband’s promise to freeze energy prices in today’s Guardian interview: (Hat-tip: John Rentoul in The Independent: Quotation of the Day.) * Stephen Tall is Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and editor of the 2013 publication, The Coalition and Beyond: Liberal […]

Of course, the Daily Mail has form when it comes to smearing party leaders’ families

by Stephen Tall on October 1, 2013

My colleague Andy Boddington has already (rightly) laid into the Daily Mail for its gratuitous insults against Ed Miliband’s father, Marxist historian Ralph. The paper has form when it comes to smearing the families of party leaders. Let’s turn back the pages of history to… well, 10 days ago when the Mail tried to link […]

Ed Miliband’s speech: 5 thoughts on what it means for Labour, Tories, Lib Dems and the 2015 election

by Stephen Tall on September 25, 2013

I listened to, rather than watched, Ed Miliband’s speech to the Labour party conference yesterday. On the up-side that meant I missed the three hammy mid-speech standing ovations (shades of IDS c.2003); on the down-side it accentuated the peculiar whooping of some of the more excitable delegates (relax, guys, it’s just a politician talking). In […]

The remarkable similarity between Ed Miliband and Monty Python’s Brave Knight

by Stephen Tall on September 5, 2013

The Guardian reports: Ed Miliband will say to the boss of Britain’s third largest union that he is determined to press ahead with reforming the Labour party’s funding in the aftermath of his organisation’s decision to slash its affiliation funds (…)

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My column for ConHome: I’m holding on to my Lib Dem membership card. But what membership means is going to have to change

by Stephen Tall on August 14, 2013

My fourth column for ConservativeHome — The Other Side — ran yesterday. You can read it here (and enjoy the comments from readers who aren’t, in the main, Lib Dems) or below. I’m enjoying the gig, and kudos to ConHome’s (…)

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