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Ted Cruz ‘likes’ porn video on Twitter - and other gaffes
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Ted Cruz ‘likes’ porn video on Twitter - and other gaffes

The Texas senator’s faux-pas is the latest in a long line of incidents when politics and Twitter didn’t mix
12 Sep 2017
Strictly Come Dancing: How to be in the live audience
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Strictly Come Dancing: How to be in the live audience

Watch Ed Balls, Louise Redknapp and Will Young cha-cha-cha live at Elstree Film Studios
6 Sep 2016
Great British Bake Off: meet the celebrity contestants
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Great British Bake Off: meet the celebrity contestants

Sports stars and a former Spice Girl will join Samantha Cameron and Ed Balls for charity bake off
11 Dec 2015
Ed Miliband resigns after Labour's election 'bloodbath'
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Ed Miliband resigns after Labour's election 'bloodbath'

Harriet Harman to become caretaker leader of Labour party after 'disappointing and difficult' night
8 May 2015
Ed Balls loses his seat in shock result
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Ed Balls loses his seat in shock result

Shadow chancellor Ed Balls loses his seat to the Conservatives following a recount
8 May 2015
Tories' 'no tax rise' pledge means no relief from austerity
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Tories' 'no tax rise' pledge means no relief from austerity

If the Tories are re-elected, Osborne will have to reduce deficit with one hand tied behind his back
29 Apr 2015
THE MOLE: Bannatyne changes his tune
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THE MOLE: Bannatyne changes his tune

Labour puts the ball in Tories’ court: will they do anything about wealthy foreigners evading tax?
8 Apr 2015

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Balls launches spoiler as talk grows of Tory giveaway Budget
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Balls launches spoiler as talk grows of Tory giveaway Budget

Balls warns of unprecedented cuts if Tories are returned to power - but is he crying wolf again?
9 Mar 2015
Miliband risks pitching young versus old with fees pledge
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Miliband risks pitching young versus old with fees pledge

And will a cut in tuition fees win Labour more young voters – or just drive away angry pensioners?
27 Feb 2015
Tax evasion or tax avoidance: what's the difference?
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Tax evasion or tax avoidance: what's the difference?

With allegations of tax evasion flying, here's how to be sure of staying on the right side of the law
19 Feb 2015
Mandelson sends Ed Miliband a late Valentine’s card
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Mandelson sends Ed Miliband a late Valentine’s card

But can he help boost Labour’s economic credibility when Ed Balls is fretting over gardeners’ receipts?
16 Feb 2015
Sturgeon’s £180bn splash threatens SNP-Labour pact
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Sturgeon’s £180bn splash threatens SNP-Labour pact

First Trident, now public spending: SNP leader says she’ll smash cosy consensus of ‘cut at all costs’
11 Feb 2015
Cameron’s Ball does nothing to improve Tory party image
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Cameron’s Ball does nothing to improve Tory party image

Meanwhile Ed Miliband doesn’t help himself by avoiding a Chambers of Commerce conference
10 Feb 2015
THE MOLE: Is Miliband on the right side?
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THE MOLE: Is Miliband on the right side?

Cameron bludgeons his way through PMQs, refusing to answer question about hedge funders' tax break
5 Feb 2015
Newsnight skewers Ed Balls over ‘Bill Somebody’ blunder
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Newsnight skewers Ed Balls over ‘Bill Somebody’ blunder

Balls forgets name of ‘Labour-friendly business leader’. But what’s Newsnight up to, asks Polly Toynbee
4 Feb 2015
Miliband, Balls score low on economy – but issue is fading
Columnist Don Brind
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Miliband, Balls score low on economy – but issue is fading

Irony is that the more the Tories boast about improving outlook, the more voters worry about other issues
21 Jan 2015
Miliband addresses deficit - but offers only austerity-lite
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Miliband addresses deficit - but offers only austerity-lite

Labour leader proclaims Osborne cuts ‘extreme’ – but Ed Balls fails to explain how his will be different
11 Dec 2014
THE MOLE: Osborne's fans and feathers
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THE MOLE: Osborne's fans and feathers

Chancellor pulls a rabbit out of the hat with stamp duty reform – but hides one crucial forecast
3 Dec 2014
ED MILIBAND: Labour leader who beat his brother
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ED MILIBAND: Labour leader who beat his brother

From 'weedy and square' comprehensive school pupil to opposition leader. Will Ed be the next PM?
3 Dec 2014
Mansion tax details: can Balls placate Melvyn and Glenda?
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Mansion tax details: can Balls placate Melvyn and Glenda?

Labour’s plans for a mansion tax are now a little clearer: but what will the policy cost the party?
21 Oct 2014
Ed Miliband: The disaster is he never got a life
Columnist Robert Chesshyre
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Ed Miliband: The disaster is he never got a life

Sadly, unless the men in white coats (or M&S suits) come for Miliband, it is too late to change leaders
7 Oct 2014
Ed Balls puts an elbow in the face of 7m families
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Ed Balls puts an elbow in the face of 7m families

A bloody incident with a journalist on the football pitch sets the tone for Ed Balls’s conference address
22 Sep 2014
POLITICS: Ed Balls to cut child benefits
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POLITICS: Ed Balls to cut child benefits

Ministers' pay also slashed by five per cent in Labour's bid to show tough stance on austerity
22 Sep 2014
Yes, but… Noisy Salmond fails to guarantee independence
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Yes, but… Noisy Salmond fails to guarantee independence

But Alistair Darling will regret being forced to say: 'Of course we could use the pound…'
26 Aug 2014
Miliband should sack Ed Balls – he's too moderate! Eh?
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Miliband should sack Ed Balls – he's too moderate! Eh?

Shadow chancellor's bid to bury party's tax-and-spend reputation alienates some MPs and union bosses
4 Aug 2014
2015 election countdown: too late to ditch Ed Miliband?
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2015 election countdown: too late to ditch Ed Miliband?

Alan Johnson’s memoirs and appearances on Question Time make him a popular candidate to take over
8 Jul 2014
UK jobless figure 'falling like a stone'
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UK jobless figure 'falling like a stone'

Miliband and Balls vindicated for banging on about cost of living crisis – but still the Blairites complain
11 Jun 2014
Tony Benn dies aged 88
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Tony Benn dies aged 88

The 'lodestar for the Labour left' made enemies but was regarded with a good degree of affection
14 Mar 2014
Ed Balls’ 50p tax pledge wins surprise backing of Blairites
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Ed Balls’ 50p tax pledge wins surprise backing of Blairites

Big business and most newspapers are putting the boot in – but there’s support from an unlikely quarter
27 Jan 2014
BALLS' TAX RATE: 'stupid' or 'welcome'?
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BALLS' TAX RATE: 'stupid' or 'welcome'?

Business hates tax pledge, but newspapers can't agree if it's dangerous economics, good politics or both
27 Jan 2014
IMF growth upgrade: Tories' chance to taunt Ed Balls
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IMF growth upgrade: Tories' chance to taunt Ed Balls

Good economic news for George Osborne means whispering campaign against Balls will continue
21 Jan 2014
Miliband bank debacle: has he just thrown away the election?
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Miliband bank debacle: has he just thrown away the election?

The value of taxpayer-owned banks drops by £1bn – and Osborne outflanks him with £7 minimum wage support
17 Jan 2014
Ed Balls/Nick Clegg love-in: laying ground for new coalition
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Ed Balls/Nick Clegg love-in: laying ground for new coalition

Labour missed a trick in 2010: now they're taking Lib Dems seriously in case it proves necessary
10 Jan 2014
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