Ed Miliband

Kitty Fisher’s: proof that the PM has good taste in restaurants, if not in friends

21 March 2015 9:00 am

David Cameron is too cowardly, or too cynical, to debate with Ed ‘Two or Possibly Three Kitchens’ Miliband — which…

Andy Burnham interview: 'I wanted a different approach, because I'm mainstream Labour'

14 March 2015 9:00 am

Time was when Andy Burnham passed for a middle-of-the-road Labourite: he was deemed insufficiently dramatic and impressive to secure much…

Portrait of the week

7 March 2015 9:00 am

Home The man seen in several Islamic State videos of hostages being beheaded, nicknamed Jihadi John by the British press,…

Why an SNP surge at Westminster could mean the end of Britain

28 February 2015 9:00 am

Anyone seeking to understand the strength of the SNP should look to those parts of Scotland where the party is…

Why Putin is even less of a human than Stalin was

21 February 2015 9:00 am

LBC likes to tell us it’s ‘Leading Britain’s Conversation’, though in the case of weekday pre-lunch presenter James O’Brien you’ll…

Dodginess from Tacitus to Ed Miliband

21 February 2015 9:00 am

‘I hate Jammie Dodgers,’ said my husband staring disdainfully at a biscuit kindly tucked into his coffee saucer at an…

How Labour lost Scotland (and could lose the Union)

7 February 2015 9:00 am

Just four months ago Scotland was the scene of great cross-party co-operation — unprecedented in peace-time politics. Gordon Brown was…

Portrait of the week

31 January 2015 9:00 am

Home Party leaders mercilessly launched 100 days of campaigning before the general election on 7 May. David Cameron, the Conservative…

The risks of being an Englishman on Burns Night

31 January 2015 9:00 am

I’m rubbish at public speaking and detest it. Even the thought of reciting an English poem of my choice at…

Don't believe the gloom-mongers: deflation will be good for Britain

24 January 2015 9:00 am

Campaigning in Putney in 1978, Mrs Thatcher famously took out a pair of scissors and cut a pound note down…

Send in the clowns - how comedy ate British politics

24 January 2015 9:00 am

Something funny is happening in this country. Our comedians are becoming politicians and our politicians are becoming comedians — and…

Why the Greek election could decide Britain's next government

17 January 2015 9:00 am

Before the eurozone crisis, Greek elections didn’t receive much attention in Westminster. At the moment, however, the polls from Athens…

Why no one will win on 7 May 2015

10 January 2015 9:00 am

On 19 June 1815, after the battle of Waterloo, the Duke of Wellington declared that ‘nothing except a battle lost…

What David Cameron must do to win (properly this time)

3 January 2015 9:00 am

Almost exactly five years ago, the Conservatives fired the starting gun for a general election — and shot themselves in…

Reasons for Ed Miliband to be cheerful (we had to stretch a bit)

3 January 2015 9:00 am

Election omens Reasons for Ed Miliband to feel confident in 2015: — Only three parliaments since 1945 have run to…

A wonderful time was had by all at the Utter Arse of the Year awards

3 January 2015 9:00 am

A glittering cast list, delicious food and spectacular entertainment — I just wish you could have been there. But tickets were…

A year ago, I had big plans to unite the right. This year, I’m keeping my ambitions more modest

3 January 2015 9:00 am

This time last year, I wrote an article saying my main project in 2014 would be to unite the right.…

What’s behind the Boris Johnson show?

13 December 2014 9:00 am

Coming in from the pouring rain, I make my way to the office on the eighth floor of City Hall.…

Interview: Alex Salmond’s game plan for the Commons

13 December 2014 9:00 am

Alex Salmond is losing his voice but that’s not going to stop him from talking — I doubt that anything…

A beautiful speaking voice is a window to the soul

6 December 2014 9:00 am

Recent text from a female friend. ‘I’m in love with Neil MacGregor.’ To which I reply, ‘But of course! Up…

Matthew Parris: the barbarism of the Twitter mob

29 November 2014 9:00 am

Are we heading for a new barbarism? Is this the return of the 18th-century mob? Here are more questions than…

Why ‘respect’ is the last thing we should want from politicians

29 November 2014 9:00 am

‘Respect!’ cried my husband, drop-kicking a cushion with a picture of the Queen Mother holding a pint of beer on…

Portrait of the week

15 November 2014 9:00 am

Home The government, expecting a backbench rebellion over the European Arrest Warrant, did not present it for a separate vote…

It’s not just Ed Miliband. Labour’s on the wrong side of history

15 November 2014 9:00 am

Ed Miliband is the least of Labour’s problems. Its troubles go far deeper than any individual. They are structural and,…

There’s only one Alan Johnson (that's why Labour's in such trouble)

15 November 2014 9:00 am

Labour voters feel hope and despair; hope, because the Tories are doing no better than we, and despair, for that…