Young Jobless figures are “dangerous” says Ed Balls

November 17, 2011 11:56 am

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  • News Blair backs Miliband agenda in leadership anniversary lecture

    Blair backs Miliband agenda in leadership anniversary lecture

    Tony Blair today gave what could be viewed as his biggest endorsement yet of Ed Miliband’s leadership of the Labour Party. In a lecture to mark the twentieth anniversary of his election as Labour leader, the former Prime Minister spelled out his ideas on matters such as devolution, Europe and “the centre ground” – and all seemed to echo what Miliband has planned for Government. Speaking at the Philip Gould Memorial Lecture, organised by Progress, Blair suggested that Miliband was […]

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  • News Lib Dem minister says his party would go into coalition with Labour

    Lib Dem minister says his party would go into coalition with Labour

    Ed Davey, Liberal Democrat MP and current Energy Secretary in the coalition government, has said that he thinks Labour will be the biggest party in 2015 and, if this is the case, he hopes the Lib Dems will go into coalition with them. It’s reported that Davey, speaking at a conference in East London, had said that if Labour failed to win a majority but were the biggest party in 2015, the Lib Dems would use their experience with the Tories to […]

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  • News “Not simply a tragedy but a crime” – Miliband speaks out over MH17 on US trip

    “Not simply a tragedy but a crime” – Miliband speaks out over MH17 on US trip

    Ed Miliband is giving a seminar at the Centre for American Progress this afternoon with Senior Democrats (although of course it’s early morning in Washington DC). Later today Miliband will be meeting US National Security Adviser Susan Rice, and is of course expected to meet President Obama too later today. Miliband opened his seminar in Washington by addressing the current crisis in the Ukraine following the attack on Malaysian Ailines plane MH17 – and sought to tie the issue to the importance […]

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  • News Eighth Tory MP announces retirement before their first term is up

    Eighth Tory MP announces retirement before their first term is up

    Dan Byles, Conservative MP for North Warwickshire, has announced he intends to step down next year – despite only being elected in 2010. This makes Byles the eighth Tory MP elected at the last election to make the decision to step down before the full term is up. Just what’s going on in the Conservative party? The other seven are: Aidan Burley, MP for Cannock Chase – best known for the “Nazi stag-do”, where he allegedly organised an SS uniform […]

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  • Comment After this weekend, we have the policies – now let’s win the election

    After this weekend, we have the policies – now let’s win the election

    “What’s the point of the National Policy Forum?” A question I have been asked many times since I was elected to represent party members in my region on Labour’s National Policy Forum (NPF). “Why would you want to join the National Powerless Forum anyway? It’s a waste of time” I was told. Returning home from this weekend’s NPF meeting in Milton Keynes, it did not feel like a waste of time, and as a constituency party representative, I did not […]

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