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Thursday 04 April 2013
New Sunderland manager has been a controversial appointment
Wednesday 27 March 2013
After the mixed reaction to David Cameron’s immigration speech this week, the Prime Minister might be pleased to know that a prominent French politician has heaped praise on it. “The speech by the British Prime Minister has smashed the taboo surrounding the unsustainable cost of immigration for European nations. At a time of mounting unemployment and widening deficits, it has become urgent to start giving priority to our own nationals in jobs, housing, social benefits and health,” he said.
Is Ed Miliband hungry enough for power? That's the real test - as his brother David knows only too well
Monday 01 October 2012
To become Prime Minister, it's not even good enough to say and do the right things. As Tony Blair proved, you have to brim with energy and determination
Thursday 28 June 2012
There are growing concerns surrounding the suitability of Sunderland's new sponsor, Invest in Africa, amid claims from the oil watchdog Platform that the initiative's founding partner, Tullow Oil, is responsible for damaging business practices.
Thursday 28 June 2012
Tullow spokesman says Invest in Africa 'not a front' as NGOs question club's new partnership
Wednesday 06 June 2012
Ed Miliband, leader of the Labour Party, grew up in a family of left-wing intellectuals.
Sunday 12 February 2012
The shadow Health Secretary is furious at the coalition's plans for NHS reform, but reckons this is the one issue that could trigger David Cameron's downfall. Matt Chorley meets Andy Burnham
Tuesday 07 February 2012
David Miliband has rejected calls for him to boost Labour's prospects by returning to frontline politics, saying he wanted to avoid a "daily soap opera".
Friday 03 February 2012
Let's hope, for his sake, that the Labour leader, Ed Miliband, is of an equable disposition, because in his place I would be hiring a posse of recidivist gang-members and sending them out on to the placid streets of Primrose Hill with a warning to big brother to "put up or shut up". Miliband D, as he came to be known during the long drawn-out contest for Labour leader, has been turning up recently in all sorts of places – not just the ones he is now being paid rather tidy sums to visit – and contributing, as he might see it, to the national conversation.
Thursday 02 February 2012
David Miliband has called on Labour to admit "loud and clear" what it got wrong while it was in power and urged the party to embrace radical public- service reform.
Wednesday 01 February 2012
Labour needs “restless rethinking” of its purpose and its policies if it is to return to power, former leadership candidate David Miliband said today.
Friday 27 January 2012
Six months remain before London hosts the 30th Olympiad. By Tom Peck
Friday 27 January 2012
With just six months left until the opening ceremony, London 2012 has suddenly started to seem alarmingly close.
Monday 23 January 2012
What halcyon days, on and off the pitch, for Sunderland FC. Mackem fans will be so thrilled by the team's revival that they will forgive David Miliband for dividing his time even further. Reportedly paid £50,000 to be the club's vice-president, he already moonlights as an MP, of course. He is also reported to trouser £92k as a consultant to a Californian energy firm, and more from speechifying in the Middle East.
Sunday 22 January 2012
Ed Miliband's leadership suffers another blow today with an exclusive Independent on Sunday poll showing only his brother can secure Labour a lead over the Conservatives.
Isis, we are told, is a 'clear and dangerous threat to our way of life'. I’m sorry, but I just don’t buy it
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