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Ed Miliband: ‘We need to raise taxes for the better-off’

The leadership candidate promises radical Labour leadership – and carves out clear divisions between him and his brother David

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The 'unity candidate' in the Labour leadership race is no lightweight... especially when Iran's foreign minister threatens to smack him round the chops. Matt Chorley and John Rentoul meet David Miliband

John Rentoul: A little fratricide can do Labour no harm

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Exclusive: David Miliband: Britain was slow to act against US torture

Critics of Labour leadership frontrunner accuse him of 'burying his head in the sand' over abuses

Ed Miliband hits back at brother's criticism

Ed Miliband will today hit back strongly at his brother David's attempt to portray him as preaching to Labour's traditional supporters rather than reaching out to middle-class voters.

Cruddas opts to back David Miliband as Ed Balls wins the support of Livingstone

David Miliband won the surprise backing of the Labour left-winger Jon Cruddas last night as his younger brother Ed hit back in a war of words between the two Milibands.

Labour's battle of the brothers gets personal

David Miliband will today make his strongest criticism of his younger brother Ed with the Labour leadership contest getting personal as it reaches a critical stage.

Diane Abbott: The myth of the forgotten middle class

There was a ubiquitous television advert for sweets in the 1980s where the catch line featured an endearing moppet saying "Don't forget the fruit gums mum!" You no longer see this ad. But the right of the Labour Party has it's own ubiquitous recurring theme where someone pops up and says "Don't forget the middle classes!" The latest tribune of the right to utter this sentiment is my leadership rival David Miliband.

Burnham's attack on party 'elite' reignites Labour leadership race

Andy Burnham today launches a scathing attack on the "self-serving elite" running Labour, pitching himself as the "anti-establishment" candidate in the battle for the Labour leadership.

Labour needs middle classes, says David Miliband

David Miliband will this week warn Labour that it will not return to government until it wins back support across the class divide – and that it cannot retreat into its working-class heartlands following its May election defeat.

Leading article: Dinner party from hell

Those for whom Abigail's Party was insufficiently excruciating might like to try a Miliparty.

Miliband's supporters get a crash course in dinner-party politics

Politics, as anyone who has ever hosted a drinks party well knows, is a subject to be avoided at all costs in case the resulting discussion divides the guests and leads to insults being exchanged over the punch bowl.

Straw backs Miliband in leadership race

David Miliband's hopes of being elected leader of the Labour Party were boosted yesterday when he was given the backing of Jack Straw.

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