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Big brother refuses to tell Ed if he'll serve on the front bench

Publié par Clifford Armion le 27/09/2010

Andrew Grice

"David Miliband kept his younger brother waiting last night as he agonised over whether to quit frontline politics following his dramatic and painful defeat in the Labour leadership election.

"Although Labour put on a public show of unity at its Manchester conference, tension erupted after Ed Miliband declared the New Labour era was over and raised the prospect of higher taxes and cutting the public deficit over a longer timescale than the party currently supports.

"But Alistair Darling, the shadow Chancellor, will warn the conference today that Labour should not abandon his plan to halve the deficit in four years. In an interview with The Independent yesterday, he said: "Labour fought long and hard to establish ourselves as a party that is responsible on tax and spending. We have to keep that in mind. If you spend money, you have to justify every single penny of it. If you are taxing people, you have to justify every single tax rate. Nobody likes paying tax - even people who consume public services. You have to be very careful here.""

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"Big brother refuses to tell Ed if he'll serve on the front bench", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), septembre 2010. Consulté le 25/09/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/big-brother-refuses-to-tell-ed-if-he-ll-serve-on-the-front-bench