Ed Miliband has denied that his Desert Island Discs selection was concocted by a panel of advisers, protesting “It’s absolutely my list!”: South African national anthem (Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika) Hubert Parry – Jerusalem Paul Robeson – Ballad of Joe Hill A-ha – Take On Me Neil Diamond – Sweet Caroline Robbie Williams – Angels Josh […]

Apologies for the lack of posts. As we found in Brighton last year, it’s difficult to blog from within the conference bubble but we promise to try harder tomorrow! We’ll be doing a roundup of the best events/receptions/parties in the morning but in the meantime check out FringeList. The highlight for many today was David […]

UPDATE 08:30 Betting was restored this morning with Ed favourite at 5/1 and David pushed out to 3/1 before odds were then suspended on the older Milibrother! UPDATE 09:10 Now Betfair suspend their market. Odd as, with an exchange model, they are not exposed to losses (unlike Ladbrokes). In the spirit of it being better […]

Labour MP John Mann is to hand over the majority of his shadow cabinet votes to his local constituency party, Scrapbook can reveal. Earlier in the summer Mann organised a primary vote on the Labour leadership, sending ballot papers to 16,000 voters identified as Labour supporters in his Bassetlaw Constituency. On a 32% turnout Bassetlaw backed […]

Following on from Scrapbook’s earlier post about the runners and riders for the post of Shadow Scottish Secretary we thought we’d take a look at the contenders for the Wales job. Unlike its Scottish counterpart which has seen holders of the post propelled to lofty positions like Chancellor of the Exchequer, Home Secretary, or tipped as […]

Ed Miliband is the favoured candidate of LGBT Labour members, according to an exclusive poll by Pink News. Despite having the backing of high profile Labour gays like Ben Bradshaw and Chris Bryant, as well as many prominent LGBT activists, David Miliband is 11-points behind his younger brother. The news comes after the elder Miliband was […]