ED: The Milibands and the Making of a Labour Leader

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Biteback Publishing, Sep 26, 2012 - Political Science - 400 pages
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What makes a man put politics and ambition before family? Ed Miliband is perhaps the least understood political leader of modern times. Brought up against A backdrop of tragedy, with a prominent Marxist thinker for a father, Ed followed his brother to the same college at Oxford, into Parliament and into the Cabinet before, at the eleventh hour, snatching away David's dream of the leadership. This new and fully updated edition follows Ed through the highs of leading the charge against Rupert Murdoch and News International to the lows of plummeting poll ratings, poor press and that infamous 'Blackbusters' tweet. Yet in the wake of Osborne's 'omnishambles' Budget and Labour's impressive gains in May 2012's local elections, political commentators have started to ask, with increasing volume, if we could indeed see Prime Minister Ed Miliband. As the 2015 general election approaches, Mehdi Hasan and James Macintyre ask the important questions. Is Ed up to the job? Can he be trusted on the economy? And will he manage to bury the hatchet with David and bring his brother back to the Labour frontbench?
 

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Prologue Ralph 19691981 Haverstock 19811989
IntoOpposition 19921997
Harvard 20022004
Iraq2003
Doncaster 2005
Into Cabinet 20072008
Climate Change 20082010
General Election 2010
Decision toRun May 2010
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