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Ed Miliband urged to start 'bigger and blunter' debate on public spending

Publié par Clifford Armion le 01/09/2012

Patrick Wintour

Ed Miliband has been urged by a former senior Labour adviser to embark on "a far bigger and blunter conversation" about future spending and tax choices facing the UK.

Gavin Kelly, deputy chief of staff in Downing Street between 2007 and 2010, said Labour could not evade difficult choices on the deficit just by asserting in general that state spending will have to be constrained for at least a decade.

Former Labour cabinet minister Alan Johnson has also warned that Miliband must do more to get his message across and to recover from a shaky start to 2012. The former cabinet minister told the Mirror he believed the Labour leader had "the personality, the intellect and the steely determination to succeed" but unless he got out "on the stump" to gain public recognition and made the opposition sound more relevant to ordinary voters, Labour would be in trouble.

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"Ed Miliband urged to start 'bigger and blunter' debate on public spending", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), août 2012. Consulté le 02/12/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/ed-miliband-urged-to-start-bigger-and-blunter-debate-on-public-spending