Writing Topics: Ed Miliband

Mediocre but instructive


The three party conferences of 2011 are over, and even political anoraks are relieved. It is a poor commentary on all Britain’s professional politicians that the most memorable speaker from all three parties was a 16-year-old schoolboy. None of the party leaders distinguished themselves in their conference speeches – although there were instructive features in […]

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Message to Miliband – don’t be negative


Ed Miliband needed to make a big impact in his speech to the Labour Party Conference. He did not do this for me, as you can see in my instant critique on the politics.co.uk website. The speech had far too much stale politician-language – especially in the peroration, where he most needed to stir hearts […]

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