Author Archives: Ed Jacobs

History should not give cause for optimism for Labour

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Ed Miliband needs to conquer is his image problem which, four years on from taking the leadership of the party, remains a noose around the party’s neck.

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Conference 2014: Labour is losing credibility on devolution

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On English votes for English laws, Labour has been caught like a rabbit in the headlights.

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The Scottish referendum: a day of history and change – what we know so far

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After a tumultuous day in British history that will be seen as the start of radical changes to our political system, Ed Jacobs outlines what we now know.

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David Cameron is already stoking the fires of Scottish nationalism

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Scotland may have been persuaded to stick with the UK, but the unity that brought Labour, the Conservatives and the Lib Dems together looks set to unravel quickly.

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Scotland Decides: the referendum in numbers

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As voters go to the polls across Scotland, Left Foot Forward has looked at the referendum campaign in numbers.

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Scotland decides: trust Alex Salmond or listen to the naysayers?

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What poses more risks: trusting Alex Salmond or listening to the chorus of those who have warned of the consequences of going it alone?

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Support for Welsh independence grows as confusion reigns over Labour’s plans to finance devolution

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Will Labour keep the Barnett Formula intact as pledged in today’s Daily Record in Scotland, or will it reform system of funding as Carwyn Jones has argued?

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Salmond’s NHS argument has been blown apart

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Alex Salmond’s argument that only independence can save the NHS has been blown apart by new information leaked to the BBC and the Herald newspaper.

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Better Together holds on to wafer thin lead

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Guardian/ICM poll finds support for no campaign on 51 per cent and yes on 49 per cent.

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Has Salmond peaked too early?

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New polling shows the No camp firmly back in the lead.

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