Browsing All posts tagged under »Ed Miliband«

Morrissey: “I nearly voted for UKIP”

January 23, 2013


written by Rob Pollard for New Statesman In an interview published in the latest edition of Loaded magazine, Morrissey has described David Cameron as “gratuitously violent,” and expressed his desire to see Yvette Cooper “thrown into the sea”. In the most politically charged interview of his career, Morrissey also said he felt it was difficult […]


July 27, 2012


written by Robert Pollard Mitt’s gaffe-laden visit to the UK has seen him mocked in grand style. In case you’ve missed it, Mitt Romney has been in Britain this week and the Republican Party’s nominee for president has had an absolute nightmare. What started as a well intended visit to firm up relations with Britain […]

Darling leads criticism of Goodwin decision

February 3, 2012


written for New Statesman – words by Robert Pollard Former Labour Chancellor disapproves of government move. The decision to strip Fred Goodwin of his knighthood has been criticised by former Chancellor Alistair Darling, who described the move as “tawdry” and taken “on a whim”. Darling led a chorus of discontent from various high-profile figures who […]

Sarkozy set to introduce Tobin Tax

January 31, 2012


written for New Statesman – words by Robert Pollard French President ready to implement a financial transaction tax and hopes move will encourage other countries to follow. Nicolas Sarkozy is ready to resist pressure from France’s finance sector and introduce a 0.1 per cent tax on financial transactions. The French president proposes to introduce the […]

Government will not intervene on RBS bonus payments

January 31, 2012


written for New Statesman – words by Robert Pollard Downing Street says “We are not going to micro-manage bonuses”. David Cameron will not force any RBS executives to turn down bonus payments, despite growing calls for government intervention on executive pay. On Sunday, RBS chief executive Stephen Hester announced that he will not be accepting […]

Fred Goodwin set to be stripped of knighthood

January 22, 2012


written for the New Statesman – words by Robert Pollard Former RBS head could lose his knighthood as Cameron talks tough on executive pay. David Cameron has called for the removal of Fred Goodwin’s knighthood after formally asking the honours committee to revoke the award. The former head of RBS was given the honour as […]

Death to Neoliberalism

November 10, 2011


written by Robert Pollard Every now and then an opportunity arises to make seismic changes to the social, economic and political landscape. The last time this truly happened in Britain was when Thatcher strode into power, where, after years of economic hardship, she decided that the way to deliver prosperity was to deregulate our banks, […]

Labour Party Conference 2011 – Liverpool

October 23, 2011


Ed Miliband’s first year as leader of the Labour Party has been severely hampered by caution, with his reluctance to define his political ideology frustrating for many. A lack of clear narrative has been largely responsible for his failure to inspire his own party – and indeed the wider public – all of whom are […]

Miliband Leads the Way in Phone Hacking Debate

July 18, 2011


words by Robert Pollard Ed Miliband’s decision to wage war on Rupert Murdoch and his News International colleagues could prove to be, not only the boldest, but the shrewdest political move of his career to date. Ever since news of the scandal broke, Miliband as been ahead of the game, time and again outmaneuvering his […]

It’s All Gone Quiet Over There

December 5, 2010


It is fair to say that almost every person living in Britain is concerned about the impact that the savage cuts being made the Con-Dem Government will have on them and their families. Headed by Prime Minister David Cameron, the coalition appears intent on seriously damaging the lives of ordinary people in order to reduce […]