The Mole

Yes, but… Noisy Salmond fails to guarantee independence

Tue 26 Aug, AT 10:48 The Mole

But Alistair Darling will regret being forced to say: 'Of course we could use the pound…'

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Miliband should sack Ed Balls – he's too moderate! Eh?

Mon 4 Aug, AT 10:14 The Mole

Shadow chancellor's bid to bury party's tax-and-spend reputation alienates some MPs and union bosses

2015 election countdown: too late to ditch Ed Miliband?

Tue 8 Jul, AT 08:29 Nigel Horne

Alan Johnson’s memoirs and appearances on Question Time make him a popular candidate to take over

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UK jobless figure 'falling like a stone' but wages keep shrinking

Wed 11 Jun, AT 11:16 The Mole

Miliband and Balls vindicated for banging on about cost of living crisis – but still the Blairites complain

Tony Benn dies at 88: 'the loss of an iconic figure of our age'

One-Minute Read Fri 14 Mar, AT 09:23

The 'lodestar for the Labour left' made enemies but was regarded with a good degree of affection

Raising top tax rate to 50p will bring in little or no revenue

Tue 28 Jan, AT 13:19 The Conversation

Paul Johnson and David Phillips of the Institute of Fiscal Studies question Ed Balls's tax pledge

Ed Balls’ 50p tax pledge wins surprise backing of Blairites

Mon 27 Jan, AT 10:24 The Mole

Big business and most newspapers are putting the boot in – but there’s support from an unlikely quarter

Ed Balls

Ed Balls' 50p top tax rate: is it 'stupid' or 'warmly welcome'?

First Reaction Mon 27 Jan, AT 09:26

Business hates tax pledge, but newspapers can't agree if it's dangerous economics, good politics or both

IMF growth upgrade: Tories' chance to taunt Ed Balls

Tue 21 Jan, AT 10:19 The Mole

Good economic news for George Osborne means whispering campaign against Balls will continue

Miliband bank debacle: has he just thrown away the election?

Fri 17 Jan, AT 14:15 The Mole

The value of taxpayer-owned banks drops by £1bn – and Osborne outflanks him with £7 minimum wage support

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