Browsing All posts tagged under »Ed Balls«

A Tale of Two Eds

September 26, 2011


Have the shadow chancellor and the leader of the opposition agreed on a ‘good cop, bad cop’ policy for this year’s Labour Party conference in Liverpool? For while Ed Miliband faced criticism from all sides for his backtracking on tuition fees, a climbdown that followed quick on the heels of similar betrayals and U-turns on […]

Day finally dawns for Balls

January 20, 2011


Ed Balls has had to wait a long time to be given Labour’s economic brief. At points during Gordon Brown’s premiership, it looked as if Brown would turn to his old friend to replace Alistair Darling as Chancellor. In the end, Brown was too weak to force through such a move. After a good showing […]

‘Red’ Ed and the long road back

September 25, 2010


At long last, Labour have a new leader. Ed Miliband, who at the start of the lengthy leadership campaign was seen as the underdog to his older brother David, today begins life as the official leader of the opposition. We all knew it would be a Miliband leading the Labour Party during the remainder of […]

Crunch time for Labour

September 15, 2010


The drawn-out process of selecting a new leader of the Labour Party is almost at an end. Voting finishes a week today, and the new leader of the party will be announced at the party’s conference in Manchester on 25 September. The contest, which has gone on this long so as to allow for proper […]