Peter Hoskin

The Milibands, Balls and Attlee

The Milibands, Balls and Attlee
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I know, I know – there's only so much information about the Labour leadership contest that a sane person can take. But as an addendum to Ed Balls' pugnacious speech earlier, it's worth noting that Ed Miliband has since deployed exactly the same argument about deficits and the Attlee era:

"We do need to reduce the deficit but politics must be bigger than that.

Remember our history. After 1945, with the biggest deficit in our history, that Labour government set out the vision of a good society - for a new welfare state and a new economy."

same point

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