Category Archives: Ed Balls

Who would redistribute wealth more?

If a measure of how progressive you are, is your top rate of tax, then is it possible that an independent Scotland could end up being more right wing than the rest of the UK? Well, we now know that … Continue reading

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Conference Day Two: Unions, Scotland and the fringe

I particularly wanted to attend this afternoon’s session, not only because of the Scottish report, but also because of the important debate on pension, and the contemporary motion submitted by the unions on the pension strike. Dave Prentis of UNISON … Continue reading

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Conference Day Two: Defence and the Economy

It was good to see that Labour are putting themselves on the front foot with regards to defence. Jim Murphy was right to say that the men and women in our armed forces, on the front lines are OUR people. … Continue reading

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Housing-a bigger crisis than the deficit

On of the biggest changes to the way we live over the last 30 years has been the rising cost of housing. Today in 2010, many families are forced to have both parents go out to work, simply to make … Continue reading

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A new dawn, a new Leader

As you will know, I didn’t support Ed Miliband, but rather Ed Balls for Labour leader. But I will now congratulate him on his victory, and look forward to him leading us to victory in the next General Election. However, … Continue reading

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Why I’m voting for Ed Balls for Labour Leader

A few months ago at the start of the contest, I spoke a little about the candidates in the Labour leadership contest. The ballot papers have now come out and voting is underway. As I said in May, we have … Continue reading

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Leadership Contest

We now have a range of candidates who have said they are standing for the leadership, from all wings of the party. We also have, at last, a candidate other than white middle-aged men. I think that more importantly, we … Continue reading

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