Ed Miliband

Has Ed Miliband's luck finally run out?

29 March 2014 9:00 am

Ask anyone in Westminster about the obstacles to a Tory victory in next year’s election and you’ll hear a well-rehearsed…

Welcome to the age of four-party politics

1 March 2014 9:00 am

Two things will make the next general election campaign quite unlike any previous election in this country. The first is…

A FOBT ban could be terminal for high-street bookies – and great for a Labour donor

22 February 2014 9:00 am

Hands up: who knows what a FOBT is? It stands for fixed odds betting terminal. No? Well, you should, because…

Ferdinand Mount's diary: Supermac was guilty!

25 January 2014 9:00 am

You have to hand it to Supermac. Fifty years after the event, he is still running rings round them. The…

Any other business: How François Hollande let France miss the global recovery train

25 January 2014 9:00 am

I’ve always respected stationmasters, but that sentiment is not universally shared. A distinguished friend of mine across the Channel described…

Why should Nigel Farage have to fight the ghost of Enoch Powell?

11 January 2014 9:00 am

One of the genuine seasonal pleasures to be enjoyed as 2013 slipped around the U-bend was Enoch Powell making his…

The next election will break all the rules

2 November 2013 9:00 am

Ed Miliband’s aides used to scurry around the parliamentary estate, their shoulders hunched. A look in their eyes suggested that…

Martin Vander Weyer: The BBC should replace Robert Peston with Grayson Perry

26 October 2013 9:00 am

Prediction, as Mervyn King once observed, is ‘a stab in the dark’. Who can say with confidence where the wholesale…

The week: 'Land of opportunity'; Obama phones Iran; glow-in-the-dark robber

5 October 2013 9:00 am

Home Shares in Royal Mail are to be sold by the middle of this month, before postmen can go on…

Charles Moore's notes: At last! Reds under the beds again

5 October 2013 9:00 am

 Manchester For those of us of a certain age, Ed Miliband’s speech last week was exhilaratingly nostalgic. His promise to…

Miliband's fight with the Mail is cold political calculation

5 October 2013 9:00 am

I’m writing this from the Conservative party conference in Manchester, but it’s Ed Miliband I want to discuss. In particular,…

The Spectator’s notes

13 July 2013 9:00 am

Andrew Mitchell was forced to resign as the Tory Chief Whip last autumn because he called policemen at the Downing…

Why partisan columnists (like me) are doomed

13 July 2013 9:00 am

An email exchange with a Conservative-leaning friend this week left me feeling sheepish. But if shameful my behaviour be, I’m…

Want to know what the next election will be like? We saw this week...

8 June 2013 9:00 am

Tory MPs were in buoyant mood as they dashed off to the 7 p.m. vote on Monday night. They shouted out…