Jaguars and Swans: Two speeches that sum up Ed Miliband’s approach to business

  Speaking at the Jaguar Land Rover factory in Wolverhampton today, Ed Miliband repeated his oft-heard line that he is “pro-business, not pro-business as usual”. His two most recent speeches – at Jaguar today and at Welsh Labour conference in Swansea on Saturday – neatly encapsulate this approach to business relations from the Labour leader. …

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PMQs – Tax Evasion and the City

Well, that was enlightening. It was inevitable that Ed Miliband would go on HSBC, tax evasion, Tory donors and Lord Green. It was equally inevitable that David Cameron would shout until he was hoarse about Labour’s record on tackling evasion, Ed Balls tenure as City Minister and Labour’s reliance on trade union funding. On days …

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SNP Surge: Be careful what you wish for

The Scottish National Party has one clear ambition for May’s General Election: nothing less than to hold the balance of power for the entire UK. If that wasn’t clear already, Nicola Sturgeon’s indication yesterday that her party would be willing to break with precedent and vote on English health matters left us in no doubt. …

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Six Challenges Facing the SNP in 2015

A novel way of solving the West Lothian Question would be for Scotland to send only SNP MPs – who do not vote on matters only affecting England and Wales anyway – to Westminster. If recent polling is to be believed, this isn’t as fantastical a notion as it first appears. Ipsos Mori’s latest Westminster …

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