UK: David Miliband criticises his brother over Labour defeat

Speaking to BBC, former Labour Foreign Secretary, David Miliband criticises his brother and former Labour leader Ed Miliband. He said the leadership had allowed itself to be portrayed as “moving backwards”. There was “absolutely no point” blaming voters for Labour’s defeat, he added.

David Miliband said there was “absolutely no point in blaming the electorate” for the election result.

“They didn’t want what was being offered,” he said.

He said his brother and, before him, former Labour Prime Minister Gordon Brown had “allowed themselves to be portrayed as moving backwards from the principles of aspiration and inclusion that are the absolute heart of any successful progressive political project”.

He added: “Either we build on what Labour achieved after 1997 and we have a chance to succeed, or we abandon it and we fail.”

But he said he remained in touch with his younger brother, adding that “many of the attacks on Ed were unpleasant and unfair and I think he dealt with them with enormous dignity and with courage… I’ve always said you remain brothers for life and that’s something that has to be kept”.

Asked whether Labour would be better off if he had been chosen as leader, Mr Miliband said there was “no point in trying to press the rewind button in life”

Conclusion: Labour wanna one Miliband, but it make a wrong choice in 2010.

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Militerrand

On British history, many leaders are so compared with their foreign counterparts like Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan on 1980’s. Now, Labour leader Ed Miliband faces the tough comparation with late French president Francois Mittiterrand by his anticapitalism views. It’s not strange for me. Miliband want a better Britain post-financial crisis years and rejects the New Labour made by Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.

Labour Prime-Minister like Harold Wilson (1964-1970 and 1974-1976) has challenged the markets to not devaluate pound in 1967. It’s create a great crisis in Britain. Miliband wanna to be tough PM. But business comunity and the Queen want a confident PM which prepares to rule the country with overall majority in Wetsminster. However, The royal household source told for Sunday Times the queen isn’t involved to form a government.

Ed snub a CBI meeting on last month. If the business entrepeneurs and executives don’t trust on a politician like him is bad idea. Miliband summons old Labour figures like Tony Blair and John Prescott to help him in its final push of campaign. Conservative leader David Cameron accusses him and SNP to led the country to crisis despite IMF predicitions of British deficit will be tackle by the end of 2020.

Conservative press like Daily Mail and Daily Telegraph compares him from another Labour leader, Michael Foot by his socialist policies. Foot face a huge defeat by Margaret Thatcher 1983 general election. Labour was wipe out in many regions for 18 years. The New Labour bring back to Downing Street despite problems faces by Tory PM John Major in 1997.

If Conservatives compares Miliband with Mittiterrand should be a great trick for this final push of campaign. But predictions of another hung parliament scares both parties. Britons want a Prime Minister could be able to solve the national problems like to form a coalition government on few days time to the queen ask him to be next PM. This is a great job for Ed Militerrand.

New old labour

Labour party is in crisis for not get overall majority on Westminster  if it wins the general elections on next May. Labour leader Ed Miliband still unpopular because he no carismatic or a great idea which reshape UK politics. The fears of another hung parliament scares Tories, Labour and Lib Dem despite the rises of eurosceptic UKIP, Scottish National Party (SNP), welsh nationalists like Plaid Cyrum and Green Party.

The latest from the party is calling the former deputy PM John Prescott. He is essential to avoid wipe out Labour on Northern England overhelmingly UKIP. Miliband appoints him as chief-negotiator on climate change summit in Paris on next December if Labour wins general elections. Prescott has leave the House of Commons in 2010 and he was a great figure of New Labour behind Prime Ministers Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.

In his column on Sunday Mirror, he said: “My brief is to raise ambition on this crucial issue and I am proud to help the man I hope will be the next prime minister so that together we can help the next generation.” Prescott want to go back for politics to save Labour Party from a disaster on May. Miliband still unpopular until now because he don’t recognises the legacy of New Labour.

This words is a bridge among new Labour and Ed Miliband. Speaking on Labour conference in 2011, Miliband said: I’m not Tony Blair. The centre-left is pursuit their origins without go back to the past. Miliband want his kind of New Labour conquers the minds of unhappy britons. It’s a tough duty for him. He gambles on NHS while Conservative PM David Cameron uses economy like his legacy.

As Gordon Brown don’t run for a seat and Tony Blair don’t taken part on politics since his departure from Downing Street in 2007. The new labour gains a final push on the longest political campaing in British history. Miliband needs supports from the centre supportes like moderate politicians or business leaders. The first step was made when he called Prescott to help him. It’s a new old Labour.

UK: Labour’s Miliband attacks ‘dodgy’ PM in HSBC donor row

UK politics becames from war of words to attacks each other for nothing. After UK public broadcaster BBC broadcasts Panorama which accuses British bank HSBC for tax avoidance on their Swiss private service to help wealthy customers. Now, Labour leader Ed Miliband accuses the Prime Minister David Cameron of a “dodgy prime minister surrounded by dodgy donors” and quoted a Tory peer Lord Fink during the PM questions.

Lord Fink urges Miliband to withdraw the allegations

In a heated clash at Prime Minister’s Questions, Mr Miliband asked Mr Cameron how he would explain the “revolving door between Tory Party HQ and the Swiss branch of HSBC”.

He said none of the Labour donors named in the list had “given a penny on my watch” and claimed Mr Cameron was “up to his neck in this”.

Cameron said Conservative donors did not choose the party’s policies and candidates – unlike Labour who, he said, were controlled by trade union donors.

Shouting across the despatch box at the Labour leader, he said: “The only reason he is sitting there is that a bunch of trade union leaders decided he was more left wing than his brother.”

Meanwhile, Miliband said: “You took the money, you gave a job to the head of HSBC and you let the tax avoiders get away with it.

“There’s something rotten at the heart of the Conservative Party and it’s you.”

Cameron replied: “For 13 years they [Labour] sat in the Treasury, they did nothing about tax transparency, nothing about tax dodging, nothing about tax avoidance.

“This [present] government has been tougher than any previous government. That’s why they [Labour] are desperate, that’s why they are losing.”

He said Labour had welcomed the appointment of former HSBC chairman Lord Green as a trade minister, and had even held meetings with the peer as recently as 2013.

Today, UK Guardian newspaper says Labour have benefited from cash and gifts in kind worth well over £500,000 and received a loan for £2m.

Conclusion: Whom is more realiable? Cameron or Miliband?

Europe: Net migration to UK rises to 260,000 in year to June

UK has strained relations with EU over net migration. On Thursday, It rose to 260,000 in the year to June – an increase of 78,000 on the previous year.

The figure is calculated by taking away the number of people leaving the country from the number coming in.

Prime Minister David Cameron has said he hoped to get net migration below 100,000 before the election in 2015. He will make an speech over this in coming days.

Labour leader Ed Miliband has accused the prime minister of “spectacularly” breaking the “promise he made to the British people”.

Miliband said his party wanted to reduce the number of low-skilled migrants coming to the country by enforcing the minimum wage, tackling rogue landlords and limiting access to social security.

“We are not going to make promises we can’t keep but we do have a plan to deal with people’s concerns,” he said.

Liberal Democrat leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said the target had never made sense and had damaged “public confidence” in the immigration system.

“You could have a million people coming into the country and a million Brits leaving and, hey presto, you’ve met the target,” he told LBC Radio.

“This was a Conservative preoccupation. They made that promise. They have now broken that promise and they will have to suffer the embarrassment of having done so.”

Speaking to BBC News, UKIP leader Nigel Farage described Mr Cameron’s likely missing of his target as a “total failure” of his commitment in 2010.

“It was never really a genuine pledge,” he said.

“They were still trying to pretend to the British public that immigration and the European Union were separate questions and now of course people realise that we have a total open door to nearly half a billion people and we have no control.”

Conclusion: Anyone has a solution for this?

Scotland 2014: Cameron, Clegg and Miliband make Scotland ‘No’ vote plea

Scotland lives uncertainty of independence. On Wednesday, UK party leaders goes it to plea a No vote on 18 September’s referendum. The prime-minister David Cameron (Tory), Deputy PM Nick Clegg (Lib Dem) and Leader of Opposition Ed Miliband (Labour) makes rallies across the Sctoland;

Speaking in Edinburgh, Cameron – who Downing Street has confirmed will return to Scotland on Monday – said he was often asked whether his party would find it easier to win UK elections without Scotland, which currently has one Tory MP.

He responded: “My answer to that is, I care far more about my country than I do about my party.

“I care hugely about this extraordinary country, this United Kingdom that we’ve built together.

“I would be heartbroken if this family of nations that we’ve put together – and we’ve done such amazing things together – if this family of nations was torn apart.”

Miliband, who spoke at a community centre in Cumbernauld, said: “I want to make the case to you today, head, heart and soul.

“I want to make the case to you from the head, which is that we are stronger staying together because we can better create a more equal, a more just, society.

“I want to make the case to you from the heart, because of the ties that bind us together and which would be broken apart by separatism.

“And I want to make the case to you from the soul, because it was in halls like this that our movement was formed on the basis of solidarity – solidarity that has built, not just our movement’s greatest moments, but our country’s greatest institutions, like our national health service.”

Clegg made his pitch to voters in Selkirk in the south of Scotland – key Liberal Democrat territory.

The deputy prime minister, said: “The family of nations that makes up the United Kingdom has done remarkable things over a long period of time.

“We’ve beaten fascism in Europe, we’ve created the NHS, we’ve created the BBC, Team GB did do well at the London Olympics – let’s keep doing the things that we do so well together but, as the same time, enter into an exciting new chapter of devolving new powers to Scotland as well.”

Meanwhile, Scottish first minister Alex Salmond (SNP) also on the campaign trail, suggested the main concern of the three UK leaders was keeping their own jobs.

He said: “Today what we have got is an example of Team Scotland against Team Westminster.

“The breadth and reach of the ‘Yes’ campaign is there for all to see – it is not about the Scottish National Party, the Green Party or political parties. It goes right through the whole sector of Scottish society

“What we are seeing today on the other side is Team Westminster jetting up to Scotland for the day because they are panicking in the campaign.

Recent opinion poll suggest no has 45% of the votes while yes has 42%. Conclusion: Scotties are undecides

UK: Cameron denies being ‘humiliated’ over EC Juncker vote

UK has a problem with European Union (Mainly new EC boss, former Luxembourg PM Jean-Claude Juncker). Today, prime minister David Cameron (conservative or Tory)faces tough questions by the leader of opposition Ed Miliband (Labour).

David Cameron has suffered “utter humiliation” over the nomination of Jean-Claude Juncker as European Commission president, Ed Miliband has claimed. The Labour leader told MPs the PM’s renegotiation strategy for the UK in Europe was now “in tatters”.

But the prime minister insisted he would work with Mr Juncker despite his opposition to him.He accused Mr Miliband of being “opportunistic and wrong”.

The clashes between Cameron and Miliband continues. Leader of opposition mocked the prime minister for being unable to get other countries to support his stance.

“You were outwitted, out-manoeuvred and out-voted,” he said. “Instead of building alliances in Europe, you’ve burned them. You’re a defeated prime minister who can’t deliver for Great Britain.”

But Cameron hit back that Miliband’s performance was “worthy of Neil Kinnock”, the former Labour leader who lost two general elections.

“The fact is that the leaders of the principle parties in Britain agreed that this person was the wrong one, but as soon things get difficult, the weak give up the chase.”

Defending his actions, he said he felt it was wrong that the European Parliament effectively dictated the choice of the new president of the commission and it “was important to push the principle and our deep misgivings about this issue right to the end.

“I at least wanted to put Britain’s opposition to this decision firmly on the record.”

Conclusion: Cameron was humiliated by Juncker and Miliband.