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Werritty met Miliband official

Adam Werritty, Liam Fox's former adviser whose activities led to the Defence Secretary's resignation, held official talks with a senior civil servant at the Foreign Office when Labour was in power, it emerged last night.

Simon Carr: Is anyone in this House old enough to remember that Napoleon chap?

Events nowadays are very large and our young leaders look like pygmies

We should have done something to get rid of Brown, says Alistair Darling

Former Chancellor's memoirs claim economic rift with PM stripped Labour Party of its credibility. Nigel Morris reports

Miliband Snr turns on the Center Parcs snobs

To some, Center Parcs offers a nightmare image of forced jollity at a water-themed prison camp. Now David Miliband has urged holidaymakers to cast off their snobbery, following a life-changing experience at the holiday village. While David Cameron enjoyed luxury in Tuscany and Mr Miliband's brother Ed took a family trip to Devon, the former foreign secretary has hailed the delights of the Pont Royal Center Parcs resort in Provence.

The Blagger's Guide To...'One Day' by David Nicholls

St Swithin and the art of paper folding

Milibands reconcile as David accepts post

David Miliband has signalled he might be ready to bury the hatchet with his brother and return to Labour's front bench after agreeing to take on the role of student ambassador as part of Ed's plans to reinvigorate the party.

Miliband wins power to select Shadow Cabinet

Ed Miliband won the first round of his battle to modernise Labour's traditional practices last night when the party's MPs voted overwhelmingly to allow him to choose his own Shadow Cabinet.

Beyond Britpop: Whatever happened to the class of '95?

Pulp are just the latest Britpop band to re-form. What happened to the other musicians who defined the Nineties? Alice Jones meets the retired rock stars

Hain: Miliband 'getting into his stride' as leader

Ed Miliband is "getting into his stride" after nearly nine months in his job and should not be underestimated, one of his leading allies said yesterday.

Miliband sniping must stop, warns Mandelson

Lord Mandelson has warned that the sniping against Ed Miliband from inside Labour is harming its prospects and urged everyone in the party to rally behind the leader.

Leading article: Waiting for Ed to succeed

We reported last week that friends of David Miliband said that he still wants the top job and is "waiting for his brother to fail". It was a jolting reminder of the division and bitterness that lie beneath the surface. Labour optimists point out that, in contrast to 1979, the party has not fallen into civil war. Yet there is a deep divide between the Blairites and the Brownites, which began as a struggle between metaphorical brothers and ended as a family quarrel between real ones.

David Miliband mulls Shadow Cabinet job to defuse sibling tensions

Labour leader criticises Westminster 'tittle-tattle' as he tries to regain initiative after weekend of damaging headlines

Ed Miliband dismisses Labour leadership talk

Ed Miliband dismissed the latest criticisms of his leadership as "Westminster tittle-tattle" today as he promised to make Labour the party of society's "grafters".

Labour must be 'the party of the grafters' says Ed Miliband

People in work could be given priority in the allocation of council housing under changes being considered by Labour, party leader Ed Miliband revealed today.

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