The Labour Party's annual conference closed Thursday after a "rollercoaster" ride dominated by Ed Miliband's election as its new leader at the expense of his older brother David.Deputy leader Harriet Harman brought the curtain down on the five-day gathering in Manchester, saying that despite the drama the opposition party now had a "laser focus" on the future under their new chief."This has been a historic conference. It's been a rollercoaster of emotions," Harman told delegates at the...Read Full Story
Former foreign minister David Miliband said Wednesday he was quitting frontline politics after his younger brother Ed defeated him in the race to lead the opposition Labour party.The 45-year-old said he would continue to serve as a lawmaker but would not serve in his brother's shadow cabinet, the top team of front-bench opposition spokesmen scrutinising the government."The right thing for me and for the foreseeable future is to support Ed from the backbenches," he told BBC television."I think...Read Full Story
James and Rupert Murdoch
In the Murdochs’ big showdown against the Culture, Media & Sport Committee, it was the Committee which ended up losing on points. But the biggest loser in the fallout from the phone-hacking scandal will be Ed Miliband, writes Christian Walker.
Rupert and James Murdoch’s appearance before the Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee had all the trappings of a prize fight in Las Vegas (albeit with Andrew Neil taking the place of Don King). The narrative in the run-up...Read Full Story
The Telegraph is running a story that Ed Balls is considering quitting the Labour leadership race because Britain's biggest union, Unite has backed Ed Miliband MP.A source at Unite, which has 950,000 members who are eligible to vote in the leadership election, said: "The discussion before the vote was very much whether it should be Ed Miliband or Ed Balls. Ed Miliband won so clearly because it was thought he was the candidate best placed to be able to defeat his brother."Ed Balls had been...Read Full Story
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