Ed Miliband

How the Daily Mail predicted ‘life in 2011’ shows it never really changes

The Daily Mail is well-known for certain things, such as claiming random items cause cancer, body-shaming celebrities, blaming immigration for …

Tony Blair

Despite some promise, a basic income is politically impossible

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell says Labour might introduce a universal basic income (UBI) pilot in its next manifesto. For a supposedly radical thinker, he’s late to this party. The idea of a fixed-sum unconditional government cash transfer to all adults is now the most conventional of blue-sky …

Economics

Malcolm Turnbull outrages Australia by eating pie with knife and fork

Malcolm Turnbull, Australia’s prime minister, has been ridiculed for using a knife and fork to eat a meat pie, prompting claims he has upended a venerated tradition and left the nation “forever changed”.<p>In a move likened to Ed Miliband’s awkward consumption of a bacon sandwich in 2014, Mr Turnbull …

Malcolm Turnbull

Mawaan Rizwan: ‘Beyoncé dancing to Thomas the Tank Engine is my religion’

<b>The funniest standup I’ve ever seen …</b><p>Five years ago Josie Long did an impression of Ed Miliband, as if he was a boisterous and cocky anarchist. She broke two massive plant pots and spat all over the stage. I was crying with laughter.<p><b>The funniest sketch I’ve ever seen …</b><p>I don’t know if this counts …

The Theatre

“Audiences are bored of Brexit-themed comedy”

So say Geoff Norcott and Ayesha Hazarika, two stand-up comedians who voted on opposing sides of the E.U. referendum - and who join Chopper for this special edition of the podcast.<p>Politics looms large for both of them: Norcott counts himself as the only outwardly Conservative voter on the British …

Great Britain

Ed Miliband has advice for stand-in BBC host

Former Labour leader-turned-podcast host Ed Miliband called BBC Radio 5 Live, to give advice to his podcast co-host Geoff Lloyd, who is standing in for Adrian Chiles.<p>Mr Miliband told Mr Lloyd to “be yourself”. And he shrugged off complaints that he hadn’t invited Mr Lloyd to join him on air, when …

Entertainment (UK)

Ed Miliband: ‘I value my relationship with the community’

Ed Miliband’s relationship with the Jewish community has been sorely tested in the year since the Labour leader claimed he felt closer to British …

Israel

Blame toxic Ed for Labour's loss of support

Even though, anecdotally, Ed Miliband’s unpopularity with the Jewish community has long been the received wisdom, these figures are jaw-dropping.<p>Few …

Great Britain

Social housing used to be a national asset. Let’s rebuild that attitude | Jim O’Neill and Ed Miliband

We joined Shelter’s social housing commission, having served for different parties in government, because we believe housing – one of the biggest crises of our country – has not been properly addressed for a generation.<p>There has been a huge growth in private renting but no minister has ever argued …

Housing

Labour shadow sports minister says Brexit has made England flag synonymous with far-right and racism

ENGLAND fans don't like flying the country's flag because Brexit has made it synonymous with the far right, Labour's sports supremo has said.<p>The …

Great Britain

Prince William Just Had A Very Important Meeting With President Obama

Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge and the future successor to the British crown, met on Monday with President Obama, current leader of the United …

Prince William

Michael Gove admits leave campaign wrong to fuel Turkey fears

Michael Gove has admitted that the official leave campaign should not have stoked fears about Turkish immigration during the 2016 Brexit referendum.<p>In an interview included in a political book published on Thursday, the environment secretary, who was a key figure in the winning Vote Leave campaign, …

Great Britain

Former Labour Party leader Ed Miliband lays into Roy Keane over his reaction to England's World Cup exit

Former Labour Party leader Ed Miliband has blasted ITV pundit Roy Keane for his reaction to England’s semi-final defeat to Croatia .<p>The English …

Sport (N. Ireland)

Ashleigh Rainbird: Ed Miliband has just one rock star rider to save his bacon at Latitude

Now that Ed Miliband is playing Latitude festival, he’s entitled to a rock star rider, but the MP has only one diva demand: no bacon sandwiches …

Celebrity (UK)

The Government is in crisis, but Ed Miliband is loving life as a town crier

<b>It’s been a hell of a day for Theresa May and her cabinet.</b><p>On Sunday night, Brexit secretary David Davis resigned from his position and then on …

Death Metal

Oyez! Doncaster MP Ed Miliband becomes a town crier

Oyez! Oyez! Doncaster MP Ed Miliband has landed himself a new role - as a town crier.<p>But the Doncaster North MP was told to 'stick to the day job' …

Leeds

Miliband and Lord Howard to guest present Jeremy Vine show

<b>Former Labour leader Ed Miliband is returning to guest present the Jeremy Vine show on Radio 2 later this month.</b><p>The MP's attempt to sing death metal alongside the lead singer of Napalm Death last time he hosted went viral.<p>It will be Lord Howard's first stint on Radio 2 - the former Tory leader said …

Entertainment (UK)

Cry God for Harry, England and St Jez! It’s Labour’s latest idea to prove they’re patriotic

She’s trying. You’ve got to give her that.<p>In 2014, Emily Thornberry, the resplendently grand Labour MP for Islington South, was forced to resign from Ed Miliband’s shadow cabinet for tweeting sniffily about a van driver in Kent hanging St George’s flags from his house. She insisted that she hadn’t …

Great Britain

PMQs analysis: Ed Miliband asks the question Corbyn wouldn't

In this week's PMQs, Ed Miliband raised the question of child migrants being detained in cages in the US, and the Prime Minister goes head-to-head with Jeremy Corbyn on NHS spending.

Great Britain

I'm not scared of the Brexit 'apocalypse' – bring on the zombies and roving biker gangs

<i>The chaos which will supposedly follow Brexit is this decade's Millennium Bug</i><p>Scottish newspapers are getting very excited this morning at the revelation, in a new biography of Scottish Conservative leader, Ruth Davidson, that she opposed the infamous Vow on the eve of the independence referendum in …

Great Britain

MPs overturn peers' bid to hold Leveson 2 after ministers announce concessions

MPs have overturned a bid by peers to hold a second Leveson inquiry after the Government announced a series of concessions over press regulation.<p>Matt Hancock, the Culture Secretary, said that the Government will now review the "effectiveness" of media regulation every three years.<p>He also announced …

Podcasts to make you think - The British Podcast Awards

Sample the choice cuts all this week from this year’s nominees in this Guardian taster series. Today: the best new and current affairs shows.<p>With the British Podcast Awards 2018 days away, Rhianna Dhillon reveals the best of the past year, as chosen by the judges.<p>From Ed Miliband’s debut to the …

Podcasting

Lords back fresh Leveson inquiry in government defeat

<b>The House of Lords has defied the government and voted for a new inquiry into the British press.</b><p>Last week in the House of Commons ministers saw off a bid to force them to implement a second stage of the Leveson inquiry.<p>But now peers have voted in favour of the move by 252 to 213.<p>The government …

Great Britain

Lords' attempt to salvage a second Leveson inquiry is 'constitutionally dubious', MPs warn

Attempts by the House of Lords to resurrect a second Leveson inquiry would be a potential breach of the constitution and would intensify calls for reform of the upper chamber, MPs have warned.<p>Jacob Rees-Mogg, the prominent Conservative backbencher, has claimed that efforts to salvage Labour’s …

Jacob Rees-Mogg

Why I hate the Ed Miliband renaissance

The afterlife of senior politicians is undignified at the best of times.<p>Ed Miliband is officially back. Following his weirdly physical tirade about …

Great Britain

Ed Miliband makes unsubstantiated claim that journalists posed as medical staff in wake of the Manchester attack

Ed Miliband has been accused of reiterating “absolute hearsay” about the conduct of journalists in the aftermath of the Manchester Arena attack in order to further his “foolish” attempts to launch a new probe into the media.<p>The former Labour leader was slapped down on Wednesday after he repeated …

Manchester Bombing

Angry Ed Miliband demands press inquiry

Former Labour leader Ed Miliband made an impassioned plea for the government to implement part two of the Leveson inquiry into press standards.<p>MPs must keep their promise to victims of phone-hacking, he said, adding: "This is a matter of honour."<p>But his amendment to the Data Protection Bill was …

UK Politics

Like Donald Duck choking on a peanut: the spectacular return of Ed Miliband

I’ve missed Ed Miliband. I mean it. I used to love writing about him. Like all the greatest comedy characters, he had such a wonderful air of pathos. Tony Hancock, Harold Steptoe, Alan Partridge, David Brent, Ed Miliband – each of them was a little guy with a big dream: a dream that, as everyone …

UK Politics

Ed Miliband leads calls for further press inquiry

Former Labour leader Ed Miliband is leading calls in Parliament for a further inquiry into the press.<p>A cross-party group of MPs is seeking to win support on Wednesday for part two of the Leveson inquiry to go ahead - another investigation that looks in much greater detail into who did what and to …

UK Politics

Labour's only Leveson rebel hails a 'good day for press freedom'

The only MP who rebelled to oppose Labour attempts to establish a new inquiry into newspaper ethics has said the party's defeat marks "a good day for …

Great Britain