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Wednesday 25 September 2013
Ed Miliband and business: talking loud, saying something
Editorial: A speech by an opposition leader has made eight out of the nine front pages of the national papers. The interest is justified
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17.27 EDT
Forget Damian McBride. Another book matters more to Ed Miliband this week
'David Sainsbury might seem at first sight a classic ­Blairite. But his critique of New Labour’s political economy in some respects could come straight out of New Left Review.' Photograph: Garry Weaser for the Guardian
Martin Kettle: David Sainsbury's tome on progressive capitalism offers the blueprint for Labour's social justice strategy
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Martin Kettle
16.10 EDT
Party politics needs to loosen up – the rest of us have
'Justine Thornton’s dress was deemed OK. Whose agenda is this?' Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA
Suzanne Moore: I don't want to be governed by people who have never made mistakes, never had the 'wrong' kind of sex or taken drugs. I propose Uslut, a party that actually knows how to party
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Suzanne Moore
15.00 EDT
Ed Miliband's housing pledge is a step forward – but Britain needs a giant leap
Red Road, Glasgow. ‘The longer the challenge of building new homes to keep pace with housing need is put off, the more likely it is that the existing stock will be put under untenable pressure.' Photograph: Murdo Macleod
Lynsey Hanley: Miliband promised 200,000 houses a year at the Labour conference, but that won't meet the shortfall caused by the state's withdrawal from housing
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Lynsey Hanley
10.30 EDT
Steve Bell on Ed Miliband 'sick and tired of being a weed' at Labour party conference - video
Steve Bell explains how he took inspiration from an old Charles Atlas ad in comic-books for his cartoon of Ed Miliband's conference speech in Brighton
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Steve Bell, Alex Healey
07.58 EDT
Trident: this £100bn Armageddon weapon won't make us one jot safer
‘Gordon Brown justified Trident as merely supplying Scottish jobs' … and ‘there was no mention of the most expensive project on the Treasury books in Ed Miliband's speech' to conference. Photograph: Graeme Hart/Perthshire Pictures
Simon Jenkins: The consensus among the three main parties on nuclear deterrence merely illustrates the defence lobby's ability to scare politicians stupid
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Simon Jenkins
00.59 EDT
Steve Bell on Ed Miliband's speech in Brighton – cartoon
Steve Bell on Ed Miliband's speech in Brighton. Photograph: Steve Bell
The Labour leader delighted the party faithful and picked his battles very deliberately
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Steve Bell
19.23 EDT
Tuesday 24 September 2013
In praise of … garden cities
Editorial: Activists are determined to relaunch the community-owned urban developments run on co-operative lines
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18.50 EDT
Ed Miliband: Labour's new energy
Editorial: The leader's conference speech was full of the kind of pledges that were so noticeably absent from his previous addresses
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18.09 EDT
Ed Miliband's critics' real fear is that he will win the election
‘Left of centre parties which fail to recognise that the "free market" model is bust have paid the electoral price.' Illustration by Belle Mellor
Seumas Milne: Labour's leader is starting to shape a new social democratic programme. But if he bows to austerity it will be suffocated
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Seumas Milne
17.00 EDT
Behold, Ed Miliband's new populism of the left
Labour leader Ed Miliband at the party conference in Brighton with his wife Justine Thornton. Photograph: Graeme Robertson for the Guardian
Jonathan Freedland: The Labour leader offered the faithful a policy-packed speech to sell his party – and himself – on the doorstep
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Jonathan Freedland
15.30 EDT
Ed Miliband speech: panel verdict
Ed Miliband has delivered his speech to the Labour conference in Brighton. Photograph: Graeme Robertson for the Guardian
Diane Abbott, Jackie Ashley, John McDonnell, Melissa Kite, Hopi Sen, Caroline Lucas and David Clark: How has Ed Miliband done in his speech to the Labour conference in Brighton? Over to our panellists …
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Diane Abbott, Jackie Ashley, John McDonnell, Melissa Kite, Hopi Sen, Caroline Lucas and David Clark
11.40 EDT
Labour needs to restore dignity to British working people
'Unite research shows 5.5 million people could be on zero-hours contracts. Our fellow human beings are regarded as disposable.' Photograph: Christopher Thomond
Len McCluskey: We have a duty to the youth of today to protect them from the most vicious, anti-worker government in living memory
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Len McCluskey
04.24 EDT
It was Ed Balls' best shot, but will Tory scare tactics win the day?
'Ed Balls is formidable, clever, experienced, best-equipped to get a grip on the Treasury. Whether he can shift opinion remains to be seen.' Illustration by Daniel Pudles
Polly Toynbee: Cameron's economic policies are in disarray, but his team's supreme skill is in sticking the stiletto into Labour
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Polly Toynbee
01.00 EDT
Steve Bell on Ed Balls at the Labour party conference – cartoon
Steve Bell on Ed Balls at the Labour party conference. Photograph: Steve Bell
The shadow chancellor makes his speech to the party faithful in Brighton
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Steve Bell
19.24 EDT
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