Young Jobless figures are “dangerous” says Ed Balls

17th November, 2011 11:56 am

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  • News Miliband launches election campaign – full speech

    Miliband launches election campaign – full speech

    Today Ed Miliband launched Labour’s General Election campaign from the top of the “orbital” overlooking the Olympic Park in East London. Here’s the full text of that speech: Thank you, Agnes. Thank you, Harriet. And thank you all for being here. We are here today to launch our campaign in the tightest general election for a generation. And what an amazing place to do it. The site of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The place where all of the United […]

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  • Comment Labour needs to reclaim liberty for the left

    Labour needs to reclaim liberty for the left

    ‘Liberty’, Liz Kendall and Lisa Nandy argue in a collection of essays published by Compass yesterday, ‘should be reclaimed as a defining ideal of left of centre politics in England’. It was a nice coincidence I read colleague David Carpenter’s wonderful commentary on Magna Carta the same week Finding Our Voice. Making the Twenty First Century State came out. Liberty is an important theme in British politics 800 years after Magna Carta was sealed, and inevitably I was thinking about […]

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  • News LabourList survey: Readers say Miliband is doing well (and back him on debates)

    LabourList survey: Readers say Miliband is doing well (and back him on debates)

    Last night the first round of the debates took place (if you can call Cameron and Miliband being interview separately a debate). On April 16th, Ed Miliband has agreed to appear in a “challenger’s debate” alongside the leaders of UKIP, the Greens, the SNP and Plaid Cymru. This move has been criticised by many as it could be that Miliband will get attacked by these other party leaders. However, earlier in the week Maya Goodfellow made the case for him […]

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  • Featured “Labour’s task ahead of May is difficult but do-able”: Douglas Alexander’s State of the Race Memo to Party activists and members

    “Labour’s task ahead of May is difficult but do-able”: Douglas Alexander’s State of the Race Memo to Party activists and members

    Today Douglas Alexander, Labour’s Chair of General Election Strategy, publishes his first state of the race memo – which LabourList readers can read exclusively before anyone else. We’ll be posting these each week to give you a unique insight through the final weeks of the campaign: —— Dear friend,  Our campaign in the coming weeks is being carried to communities across the country by people like you: members, activists and supporters. So every week I plan to take the time […]

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  • News Video Labour launches attack video: “Why David Cameron wouldn’t debate Ed Miliband”

    Labour launches attack video: “Why David Cameron wouldn’t debate Ed Miliband”

    After last night’s (not actually a) TV debate, Labour HQ have launched the following video comparing Cameron and Miliband’s performances: They still want a head to head debate…and so do we.

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