Ed Miliband

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

To interview the Mayor of London is to witness an extraordinary performance

Interview: Alex Salmond’s game plan for the Commons

13 December 2014 9:00 am

Scotland’s former first minister on the allure of the Commons, the Queen and Prince Charles – and the defects of Cameron and Miliband

A beautiful speaking voice is a window to the soul

6 December 2014 9:00 am

A beautiful speaking voice draws attention to the words spoken

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

Thanks to globalisation, ‘progressive’ politicians have nowhere to turn

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…

How Ed Miliband lost his winning hand

8 November 2014 9:00 am

Ed Miliband’s internal critics used to complain that he had a 35 per cent strategy. They claimed that his unambitious…

Jeremy Vine’s diary: Zipcars, hipster milk and the word that means I’m losing an argument

4 October 2014 9:00 am

Last Tuesday I tried to sign up to a new life. My wife and I argued, slightly. ‘I don’t think…

Yes or no, I’ll never feel the same about the Scots

20 September 2014 9:00 am

I doubt I’m alone among English readers of this magazine in having felt uncomfortable with our last issue. ‘Please stay…

How to Ed-proof your portfolio

13 September 2014 9:00 am

The investment winners and losers if Labour gets back in

It’s not just left-wingers who think the bosses’ pay boom is unhealthy

23 August 2014 9:00 am

The FTSE100 index stands precisely where it did in the first week of December 1999. Whichever way you look at…

Cameron was right to move Gove

19 July 2014 9:00 am

I tried to reach Michael Gove on Tuesday shortly after the news broke that he’d been moved to the Whips’…

How Wales was betrayed by its (Labour) government.

12 July 2014 9:00 am

Devolution has left my country with catastrophic misgovernment

Ed Miliband’s problem isn’t his image. It’s us

28 June 2014 9:00 am

That bacon bap earlier this month was not the cause of Ed Miliband’s unpopularity. Ed Miliband’s unpopularity was the cause…

It’s time to face down the greatest intellectual threat of our era (oh, and Ed Miliband)

21 June 2014 8:00 am

As you’re reading this, I will still be recovering from the dinner I’m due to attend this week to celebrate…

Why no one’s ready to oust Nick Clegg (except the Tories, of course)

31 May 2014 9:00 am

Nigel Farage is pretty good at giving people hangovers, and on Monday morning all three Westminster party leaders woke up…

Fight Thomas Piketty or face a mansion tax

31 May 2014 9:00 am

The postman at the door is stooped by his burden like an allegorical statue of Labour Oppressed by Capital. His…

What is David Cameron’s big idea?

10 May 2014 9:00 am

In almost a decade as Conservative leader, David Cameron has tended to avoid talking about his political philosophy. He has…

Pfizer’s already beaten Ed Miliband. Now it just needs to offer the right price

10 May 2014 9:00 am

Pfizer will almost certainly have to offer more than its second bid of £50 a share for rival drug giant…

Old Labour, New Danger

26 April 2014 9:00 am

Ed Miliband is set to unleash a radical, Old Labour political agenda

If Ed Miliband can’t be our first Jewish prime minister, he can still be our first atheist Jewish prime minister from Primrose Hill

19 April 2014 9:00 am

Last weekend, in a small New Jersey suburb, I found myself in a liquor store. Never been anywhere like it.…