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Uk Relations: Saudi Arabia: Blagging: Leveson Inquiry (7 Mar 2018)

Ed Miliband: I urge the Secretary of State to stop trying to hide behind the Leveson inquiry, because the man who was responsible for that inquiry says he fundamentally disagrees with him. In the remarkable letter he wrote to the Secretary of State, he said: “I have no doubt that there is still a legitimate expectation on behalf of the public and, in particular, the alleged victims of phone hacking...

Sky/Fox Update (23 Jan 2018)

Ed Miliband: I warmly welcome the CMA’s strong set of findings on plurality. The CMA says explicitly that the deal would give the Murdoch family trust “too much influence over public opinion and the political agenda.” I pay warm tribute to the Secretary of State’s predecessor, the right hon. Member for Staffordshire Moorlands (Karen Bradley), because we would not be here had she...

Yorkshire Devolution (9 Jan 2018)

Ed Miliband: I support the case made by my hon. Friend the Member for Barnsley Central (Dan Jarvis). On behalf of all Doncaster MPs, I congratulate him on securing this debate. I want to make one very brief point. Devolution is about listening to local people, and the feeling in Doncaster could not be clearer. There was a unanimous view in the council—Labour, Conservative, Mexborough First and...

Brexit Negotiations (11 Dec 2017)

Ed Miliband: In her reply to the hon. Member for Gainsborough (Sir Edward Leigh), the Prime Minister seemed to confirm that she believes that we will have full regulatory autonomy after we leave the European Union. Will she explain how that is compatible with regulatory alignment between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland and no hard border?

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (28 Nov 2017)

Ed Miliband: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Folkestone and Hythe (Damian Collins), who made some important remarks about Brexit and the risks we face. I want to start my remarks about the Budget with the words of the Prime Minister at the Conservative party conference in 2016. She said this about the EU referendum: “It was about a sense – deep, profound and let’s face it...

Retail Energy (12 Oct 2017)

Ed Miliband: Given that this policy was once described from the Dispatch Box as “a con”, “a joke”, “disastrous” and “living in a Marxist universe”, it would be churlish not to welcome the Secretary of State’s conversion to it today. Well done. He is very welcome to the party. However, I still think his voyage into the Marxist universe is a bit slow, if...

Uk Plans for Leaving the EU (9 Oct 2017)

Ed Miliband: The Prime Minister has said very clearly she believes that, on her plans, we will be out of the customs union and the single market by March 2019. That was not the impression I got from the Florence speech. Will she therefore explain how the arrangements she is seeking for the transition differ from being a member of the single market and the customs union for the period of the transition?

Sky/Fox Merger (12 Sep 2017)

Ed Miliband: I welcome the Secretary of State’s decision on plurality and her “minded to” decision on broadcasting standards. I join my hon. Friend the Member for West Bromwich East (Tom Watson) in praising the Secretary of State. She has made a brave decision—or is minded to make a brave decision—but it is the right decision and one that the Murdochs will not like. I have...

Fox-Sky Merger (20 Jul 2017)

Ed Miliband: The Culture Secretary has just shown us why she has an enviable job in Government. She is the Minister for tickets, as well as for many other things. May I wish you—and your staff, as seems to be the fashion—a happy summer, Mr Speaker? I welcome what the Secretary of State said about plurality and the fact that she is minded to refer on plurality grounds. I welcome what she said...

HS2 Update (17 Jul 2017)

Ed Miliband: I am afraid that the Secretary of State’s statement will provoke deep anger among my constituents, not just because of the local impact on them but because they believe, as I do, that this is the wrong choice for jobs, for regeneration, for connectivity and indeed for the ambitions of HS2 for South Yorkshire. I want to ask him two questions in that context. First, the consultation came...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Points of Order (17 Jul 2017)

Ed Miliband: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. May I seek your advice on the urgent matter of the HS2 route and the announcements due to be made by the Transport Secretary, which will affect millions of people? The Secretary of State began his consultation with an oral statement last November, and there had been an expectation that he would announce his final decisions today in an oral statement; indeed,...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed 2 Railway Line (14 Jul 2017)

Ed Miliband: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many responses were received in the HS2 Crewe to Manchester, West Midlands to Leeds: Route Refinement Consultation 2016; and how many of those responses were (a) in support of and (b) against the new M18 route.

Economy and Jobs (29 Jun 2017)

Ed Miliband: It is a privilege to follow the right hon. Member for Meriden (Dame Caroline Spelman). The Queen’s Speech debate after a general election is a chance to reflect on what we heard during the election. That is particularly important given the result we have just seen. Let us be honest across the House—we were all a bit gobsmacked by the result. Jon Snow went on television the day...

21ST Century Fox/Sky Merger (29 Jun 2017)

Ed Miliband: I welcome the Ofcom report recommending a referral to the CMA on grounds of plurality, and I urge the Secretary of State not to do a grubby deal with the Murdochs. We know their history. As my hon. Friend the Member for West Bromwich East (Tom Watson) who spoke from the Front Bench said, they break every undertaking they make, from The Times to The Wall Street Journal. May I also ask about...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (21 Jun 2017)

Ed Miliband: Will the Prime Minister give way?

Article 50 (29 Mar 2017)

Ed Miliband: The Prime Minister is right to say in her statement that the eventual deal must work for the 48% as well as the 52%, because whether we were remainers or leavers, we will live in the same country together after Brexit. May I emphasise to her that national unity must be earned and not just asserted, and it must be shown in deeds and not just in words? We are a long, long way away from it, as I...

London Attacks (23 Mar 2017)

Ed Miliband: May I join others in commending the Prime Minister for her statement last night and her statement today? In her tone and in substance, she has spoken for the whole country and I commend her for it. May I also echo those who have said that, in the coming days and weeks, we must not allow anyone to try to divide our country on the basis of faith or nationality after these attacks? The reality...

Sky/21ST Century Fox: Merger (16 Mar 2017)

Ed Miliband: I welcome the Secretary of State’s decision to refer this bid. Many of us believe that in view of the conduct of the Murdochs and the untrammelled power that they already have, it is not in the public interest for them to take over Sky and have full control. I want to ask about the question of fitness, which I know the Secretary of State has thought about a lot. The 2011 Ofcom review...

Housing Benefits (18 to 21-Year-Olds) (7 Mar 2017)

Ed Miliband: I think we should call this what it is: a nasty, vindictive policy that will make injustice worse, from a Government who said that they would tackle burning injustice. Will the Minister now answer the question that my right hon. Friend the Member for Wentworth and Dearne (John Healey) asked? No impact assessment has been published for the measure—inexplicably, in my view. Will she tell...

Sky/21ST Century Fox: Proposed Merger (6 Mar 2017)

Ed Miliband: I welcome the Secretary of State’s coming to the House and her apparently robust intentions. Nevertheless, like my Front-Bench colleague, my hon. Friend the Member for West Bromwich East (Mr Watson), I am worried about the issue of the fit and proper test, and I wish briefly to explain why. The key thing about the test is that it is wider than the test on broadcasting standards. Many...

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