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One seriously awkward photo-op will haunt the former leader of Britain's Labour Party forever.
America's not the only place where the party of the Left is swinging toward the progressive wing of the party. In the United Kingdom of Great Britain and North Ireland, the Labour Party is going through a similar leadership battle. And in both cases the parties are nominating the most unlikely of characters.
Ed Miliband, the former leader of the UK Labour Party and very first secretary of state for the Department for Energy & Climate Change (DECC) gave his perspective on the run down to Paris, the role of politicians and the public at an evening of discussion from the crypt of St Pauls Cathedral hosted by Baroness Bryony Worthington.
The truth is that, intriguing as Scotland always is, it was in Iraq -- and in the reaction to Iraq -- where Labour got off the winning course.
Nick Clegg's political hold is as relevant now as shinning a spittoon. And the stiff arm to extinction given to Ed Miliband is the quivering realisation that both politicians squandered the future of their parties.
You'd have to be a psychopath to take pleasure in some of the losses the past 12 hours have seen. Douglas Alexander, Danny Alexander and Jim Murphy, for example, didn't lose their seats because they were bad at their job. They lost their seats because Scotland is currently in the grip of a wave of hysteria.
"There will be a big debate now over the future of the Labor Party, and what the left does next." (Additional reporting by
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Britain is f*cked. Gone are the days when power was exchanged between the main political behemoths -- Labour and the Conservatives.
For too long American politicians have gotten off easy, not just from the press but from the voters as well. Because of our acquiescence, we have let the lunatics take over the asylum. The British model demonstrates that things don't have to be that way.
Ed Miliband has recently surged ahead in the popularity stakes leaving David Cameron in the shadows and it's all thanks to
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As the May 7th U.K. parliamentary elections approach, below are 10 things that any self-respecting U.S. political junkie should know about the campaign to determine who will lead Britain for the next several years.
From the historic agreement between the U.S. and China in November, to this news out of the UK, we are seeing proof that countries around the world are prepared to take concrete steps to counter climate change.
"Divide or unite" remains the question, and while "Six Californias" failed to make the ballot this time around, the organizers might take a page out of "Better Together's" book next time around, because -- let's face it -- there is a very fine line between what divides us and what unites us.
Miliband said the incursion into Gaza is likely to help Hamas' recruiting efforts, and undermines Israel in the eyes of the
Confidence can be very nice, but when you go to see a brain surgeon, you care an awful lot more about skill. If Ed Miliband has the skills to run a country, he certainly hasn't shown it.
The American dream --- the notion of equal opportunity for all, the chance to pull yourself up by your boot straps and make something of yourself --- is gone.
As Jews and human beings we must fight bigotry, racism and the violation of human rights wherever it is found. But we must never fight anti-Semitism by making use of the very trait that we are combating: bigotry.