Tag Archives: Ed Balls

Why Labour’s deficit reduction plans are genuinely different to those of the government

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Labour’s deficit reduction plans for the next parliament are genuinely different to those of the Conservatives.

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Autumn Statement 2014: what you need to know

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The key measures from today’s Autumn Statement.

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The figures that should worry Labour

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Ed Balls’ task tomorrow will be to establish Labour as a party that can be trusted to get its hands back on the levers of power.

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Forging a new NHS from the ashes: Labour’s chance to rebuild a British icon

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Labour could propose a tax to save the NHS and people would pay it. So what’s the problem?

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The unbearable lightness of deficit reduction

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The parties’ spending plans are becoming stranger and stranger.

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Labour conference: The child benefit cap is a blow to struggling families

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Labour’s record on child poverty is an admirable one. So it’s even more of a shame that Ed Balls has allowed the axe to fall on child benefit.

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‘Are you better off than four years ago?’ Ed Balls channels Reagan to highlight biggest fall in earnings since 1874

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This parliament will see the largest drop in average earnings after inflation since 1874-1880.

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George Osborne: making failure look like success

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Celebrating today’s GDP figures as a victory for the chancellor would be a like praising the punctuality of the chauffeur who arrives at his destination three hours late.

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Labour is hitting the right notes on tax avoidance

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Labour is willing to talk about tax avoidance but also tax evasion. For too long politicians have ducked the issue.

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Five signs the cost of living crisis is far from over

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Don’t believe the coalition hype. The so-called ‘cost of living crisis’ is far from over, writes James Bloodworth.

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