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Miliband Ed Labour Leader Union

Labour leader Ed Miliband has insisted that even millionaires should be entitled to child benefit....
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Hungary Sludge Toxic Emergency Red

About one million cubic metres of the waste material leaked out of the alumina plant reservoir into villages and waterways earlier this week, killing seven people, injuring 123 and fouling rivers incl...
Daily Mail

Cuts Spending Government Scale Planned

Public spending cuts will not be scaled back to protect the economy from short-term shocks, Cabinet minister Philip Hammond has insisted....
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Baptiste Leon Commonwealth Greene Games

Dai Greene and Leon Baptiste claimed victories as the Home Nations finished Sunday's athletics programme with six medals at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi....
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Baptiste Leon Commonwealth Greene Games

Dai Greene and Leon Baptiste claimed victories as the Home Nations finished Sunday's athletics programme with six medals at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi....
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Baptiste Leon Commonwealth Greene Games

Dai Greene and Leon Baptiste claimed victories as the Home Nations finished Sunday's athletics programme with six medals at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi....
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Trapped Miners Chile Alive Chilean

The countdown to the moment when 33 trapped miners are expected to see daylight for the first time in more than two months began in earnest this morning, after engineers began reinforcing the rescue s...
The Independent

Red Ed

Jay Baker
Updated 1 hour ago
409 aggregated story articles
Labour was always going to be in trouble if David Miliband had won the leadership contest - his brother's YouGov poll demonstrated that Britain's undecided voters were not willing to vote red if the party was dominated by the "New Labour" project that David was so associated with.

His first speech as leader striking an incredible chord with the public who oppose the militant, drastic deficit-cutting methods and support a tax on the banks, the right-wing Conservative press is in fear of Ed Miliband now becoming Britain's Barack Obama, as evidenced by their quick mobilisation to marginalise his populist message by giving him the tag "Red Ed." Of course, to suggest that he answers to the unions because that one-third of the Labour leadership election segments had pushed him into the lead, is like suggesting Obama favours the swing state of Ohio because it swung in his direction.

In return, Miliband has scoffed at the "Red Ed" label, and diplomatically opposed to proposed BBC strike during the Tory party conference, saying there needed to be fair and balanced political coverage.

Remarkably, this "Red Ed" scaremongering takes a page from Senator Joseph McCarthy's playbook in the 1950s, when anything progressive was called "communist" - a very clever attempt to push back popular movements through fear and xenophobia. This was also the case during Newsnight when Michael Heseltine accused Ken Loach of "crypto-communism" because he opposed the cuts that will increase unemployment, poverty, and crime.

Hungarian toxic sludge reaches Danube

As toxic sludge from Hungary’s industrial disaster reaches the river Danube, officials claim no immediate harm.

Hungary was propelled into a state of emergency earlier this week when a huge containment reservoir burst, dumping a million cubic meters of crimson toxic sludge into nearby villages and rivers. Six people have died and over 150 have suffered serious injuries since the disaster occ ...
by Kathryn Will

Miners Set for Rescue

The long, underground ordeal of the thirty-three trapped Chilean miners looks likely to be over on Wednesday. The mining minister has said that the construction of the evacuation tunnel should be complete within a few days.

There were joyous scenes across the country at the news that the mens’ plight, which began on 5 August, could be finished soon. ...
by Chris Workman

Red Bull Dominate in Japan

The Suzuka circuit in Japan hosted the Grand Prix this weekend as the season approaches its conclusion. The track was expected to favour the Red Bull cars. ...
by Chris Workman

Strong First Day for Brits

The British nations enjoyed success on the opening day of the Commonwealth Games in Delhi.

For weeks, the main talking points have been over whether or not the events would even take place because of some shocking conditions in living areas, as th ...
by Chris Workman

After the spill comes the compensation claim deluge

3 October: Tens of thousands of claims are flooding into the HQ of BP’s $20 billion compensation fund. Its job is to lessen the hardship endured by people whose livelihoods have been wrecked by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. ...
by Michael Newbury

Death toll rises as Kashmiri leader rejects Indian offer

A separatist leader, at the heart of protests which have lead to 107 deaths in recent months, has rejected fresh talks from Indian officials.

Syed Ali Shah Geelani has caused Indian officials to brace themselves for yet more violence after he reje ...
by Joey Severn

United Still Winless Away

Manchester United managed to hold on to a clean sheet at the Stadium of Light on Saturday afternoon in order to claim their fourth consecutive draw away from home this season. ...
by Chris Workman

Liverpool takeover looms

Reports on Wednesday morning suggested that Liverpool’s lengthy search for new owners might have reached its conclusion.

On Tuesday evening the club released an extraordinary official statement which detailed that they had received two “excell ...
by Chris Workman
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Young Regular England World Sights

Ashley Young has set his sights on becoming an England regular and is confident he could handle the pressure as he looks to bounce back from missing the World Cup....
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Gay Pride Belgrade Riot Serbia

Thousands of police officers sealed off the streets of downtown Belgrade, repeatedly clashing at many different locations with rioters who were trying to burst through security cordons....
Daily Mail

Sludge Official Hungarian Reservoir Red

The wall of a reservoir filled with caustic red sludge will inevitably collapse and unleash a new deluge that could flow about a half-mile to the north, a Hungarian official has said....
Mirror

Pools Football Record Prison Officer

A prison officer has been revealed as the winner of Britain's largest Football Pools prize....
Mirror

Bank Interest Rates England Rate

The governor of the Bank of Japan on Sunday urged advanced economies to keep unprecedented low interest rates and other stimulative measures in place given the slow pace of economic recovery.Addressin...
France 24

Games Commonwealth Delhi Village Athletes

All the colour, passion and excitement that the Commonwealth Games have struggled to generate burst into the open on Sunday evening in a small elegant brick stadium in the heart of imperial Delhi.The ...
France 24