“I never had his approval ratings…I think he’s made a great start…I think he’s made a great start.”
Posts Tagged: Ed Miliband MP
Richard Holden: Labour has socially distanced from voters in my seat – and others in the north and midlands. Starmer won’t change that.
The party is pinned down where it feels at home – in its new heartlands of central London, the middle of major cities and the University towns.
The Chancellor is set to build a relief road to get round the present pile-up of Government, banks and business.
Ministers can carry on trying, through the British Business Bank or directly, to push on this Gordian Knot – or slice through it.
Iain Dale: Which Starmer will we get as Labour’s new leader this weekend? Radical Starmer? Or Safety First Starmer?
For his Shadow Cabinet, I would choose media friendly spokespeople, and back them up with deputies more on the policy wonkish side of things.
As 2020 begins, we look back on ten years in which Tories first led the movement for austerity…and then against it
And so it was that the cause of Remain, fronted by Cameron and George Osborne, lost out to that of Leave, led by…Boris Johnson and Michael Gove.
The move back to two party politics of 2017 seems to be repeating itself this time round.
Class war was the tried and trusted theme. Yet the Labour leader has managed to come across as both weak and extreme.
Plus: Will the 21 rebels get the whip back? And: The Tories need younger members, and so does everyone else.
Iain Dale: Bracknell, Broadland, Tunbridge Wells, Conservative candidacies and my future. A statement.
Plus: my profound sense of unease at the withdrawal of the whip from 21 Conservative MPs.
He is the only candidate who can further the work of the project to which Esther McVey and I are so committed.
Esther McVey with the support of MPs from across the party is refreshing and renewing the project.
The Prime Minister seemed to imply that if MPs will not bend to her will, she is off.
Profile: Nimble, eager to please, unembarrassable. The inconstant Gardiner, capable of demolishing Labour’s Brexit policy in seconds.
Tied to no faction, former Blair backer turned Corbyn supporter, the shadow Trade Secretary is a law unto himself.
Rachel Wolf: On policy, it’s not the Independent Group that’s driven to the margins. It’s the Conservative Right.
The new group’s platform is not very inspiring. But its biggest problem is it they won’t be very different from the Conservatives’.