Ed Miliband under fire from senior Labour figures as Tories take poll lead

Ed Miliband under fire from senior Labour figures as Tories take poll lead Prescott accuses party leader of being far too timid while Tony Blairs chief fundraiser tells him to be more friendly to business.
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Adonis has a plan for schools, and you may find you like it | Martin Kettle

In the Labour peer’s vision for the state sector the academies and free schools rollout goes on, regardless of vested interestsAt a fringe meeting at the Liberal Democrat conference in Liverpool two years ago, the Guardian pitted two of the brainiest men in British politics against one another to debate the state of the nation. […]
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Unthinkable? All working-class shortlists | Editorial

According to MP Denis McShane, political parties should reserve 10% of their candidacies for minimum wage workersIt was, of all people, John Prescott who said “we’re all middle class now”. The former shop and ship steward was rightly reluctant to play the working-class hero while drawing a ministerial salary. But however they’re labelled, people like […]
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Bob Diamond resigns from Barclays

• Barclays chief executive steps down• Shock resignation stuns City8.15am: Political reaction to Diamond’s resignation is flooding in.Chuka Umunna, the Shadow Business Secretary, has welcomed the news:Bob Diamond deserves credit for doing the decent and honourable thing— Chuka Umunna (@ChukaUmunna) July 3, 2012While former deputy prime minister John Prescott is stunned that Marcus Agius is […]
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Life is tweet, says John Prescott, as Twitter reaches 10m milestone

Twitter has helped shift the balance of media power from press barons to the people – a true champagne moment, writes John PrescottTuesday marked a turning point for the UK mainstream media. The combined total of people who buy daily national newspapers is 9,002,963. The number of people on Twitter in the UK is now […]
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Labour minister and MI5 ‘briefed about phone hacking scandal’

Leveson inquiry hears Met police allegedly sent report to John Reid and security service, but it was not made public• This story was updated at 6.20pm to include comments from John Reid, David Blunkett and Tessa JowellThe Tony Blair government was secretly briefed about the phone hacking scandal, according to the head of the aborted […]
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Police cover-up of phone hacking revealed to Leveson inquiry

Detailed allegations presented by John Prescott and Brian Paddick suggest victims, politicians and judges were misledDocuments revealing the full extent of the Metropolitan police cover-up over phone hacking have been unearthed after legal discovery battles by News of the World victims.The files’ contents were detailed on Monday to the Leveson inquiry in sworn written statements […]
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New northern think tank will fight for more regional power

Campaigners choose the anniversary of the founding of the Independent Labour Party in Bradford to set up the Hannah Mitchell FoundationA new think-tank has been set up to promote devolved government for the north of England, at a time when the issue has been revived by the pace of developments beyond the Northumberland and Cumbria […]
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