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‘Dude from Silicon Valley’: Rishi Sunak’s reputation has ‘crashed like crypto Ponzi scheme’, says Ed Miliband

Rishi Sunak’s reputation has “crashed like cryptocurrency”, said senior Labour MP Ed Miliband in a stinging attack over the chancellor’s failure to provide fresh help with the cost of living crisis.The shadow climate minister condemned Mr Sunak over his refusal to impose a windfall tax on oil and gas giants, accusing him of being “in denial” and “wholly out of touch”.The criticism came as Mr Miliband’s Labour colleague, the shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves, called on the government to abolish the UK’s non-dom tax loopholes.Mr Sunak has faced increased scrutiny over his family’s wealth after The Independent first revealed his wife Akshata Murty was claiming...
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Ed Miliband tears into Rishi Sunak: 'Crypto has crashed and so has the chancellor'

Ed Miliband has ripped into chancellor Rishi Sunak over the government's failure to introduce a windfall tax to cope with the cost of living crisis.Speaking in the commons, the former Labour leader said Sunak's position was "wrong, unfair, unjust and out of touch" and said he is quick to blame others for societal problems.He said: "The government’s position on the windfall tax is part of a wider problem with this chancellor and this government. Just look at the political choices he is making: he leaves non-doms shielding their millions while millions of families and pensioners face a cut in their...
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Labour would still require biometric checks for Ukrainian refugees to come to Britain, Ed Miliband says

Labour would still require Ukrainian refugees to undergo biometric and security checks prior to getting an emergency visa to come to Britain, a senior shadow cabinet member has said.Speaking on Thursday morning Ed Miliband said in government his party would be issuing "emergency protection visas" for people fleeing the Russian invasion.He criticised the government's approach, which he said was not generous enough and turning too many people away.But the shadow energy secretary said Labour would not follow the EU's 27 member states and drop the requirement for Ukrainian refugees to get a visa.Asked what the difference was between Labour's proposed...
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Telegraph

Ed Miliband should hang his head in shame. And so should I

There are very few occasions where I have had cause to look back at my 14 years in parliament and regret voting the way I did. In fact there’s only one. In August 2013, the Commons rejected David Cameron’s plea that the UK should respond militarily to Syria’s use of chemical weapons. Following negotiations between the government and the Labour Party over the wording of the exact motion to be presented to the Commons, Ed Miliband announced that Labour would oppose the government position.
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BBC

Ed Miliband says PM is 'a stain on our politics'

Labour's Ed Miliband has said that the prime minister has become "a stain on our politics" but lacked the "scruples" to resign. The shadow climate change secretary also called on Boris Johnson to resign and said it was up to the Conservative Party to listen to those who have resigned and act.
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‘Rotten culture’: Ed Miliband praised for takedown of Boris Johnson and Downing Street parties

Ed Miliband has been praised for a sustained takedown of Boris Johnson and the government over the latest party revelation. Appearing on various media channels this morning, the former leader of the Labour Party slammed Johnson over his alleged involvement in the party that took place on 20th May 2020 while the country obeyed strict lockdown rules, and said he was presiding over a “rotten culture”.
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Ed Miliband: It’s a climate emergency…we need to declare it

Countries have got to start taking the dangers of climate change more seriously, the UK shadow business secretary Ed Miliband has said. Globally countries are struggling and dragging their feet in taking the action which is necessary, he told BBC World News’ Christian Fraser.
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Ask Ed Miliband anything about the Cop26 climate summit

Scientists, politicians and activists have descended on Glasgow for the Cop26 climate summit, the most important UN meeting of its kind in years.The meeting comes after a landmark climate report in August warned that every region on Earth is facing harsher weather extremes as a result of human activities such as fossil fuel burning and forest destruction.The first week of the summit saw the announcement of new net zero targets from countries such as India and Nigeria and multi-country deals on deforestation, coal and methane. As the talks enter their second week, country ministers will arrive to help efforts to...
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Telegraph

Ed Miliband refuses to say whether Labour would nationalise energy companies

Ed Miliband has refused to say whether Labour would nationalise energy companies if it won the next election. The shadow business secretary said the party would set out its approach to “common ownership” of utilities in advance of the next election, and played down apparent divisions between himself and Sir Keir Starmer on the issue.
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Who won this week’s PMQs? Boris Johnson and a returning Ed Miliband square off on climate change

PMQs returned on Wednesday, with prime minister Boris Johnson and Labour leader Keir Starmer due to lock horns ahead of Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s highly anticipated autumn Budget and spending review.Due to Sunak’s announcement, we were treated to a shorter than usual session of PMQs, but things got interesting before it even began as it was revealed that Starmer had tested positive for Covid. His deputy Angela Rayner wasn’t in the Commons either as she was isolating.Step forward former labour leader Ed Miliband, who jumped in to do PMQs in their absence. It was like 2015 all over again as...
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Watch live as Boris Johnson faces Ed Miliband at PMQs

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing Ed Miliband in PMQs ahead of Rishi Sunak’s autumn Budget after Sir Keir Starmer tested positive for Covid-19. Later this afternoon, the chancellor will announce an end to public sector pay restraints and a minimum wage rise from £8.91 to £9.50 an hour. Mr...
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