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Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (20 Jun 2018)

Ed Miliband: I want to return to the broader context of the question asked by my hon. Friend the Member for Luton South (Mr Shuker). This has been a chilling week for those of us from right across the House who believe in the values of tolerance and diversity. It is not just President Trump: Viktor Orbán has proposed a new tax on organisations that defend refugees and the Italian Government are...

Data Protection Bill [Lords]: Data protection breaches by national news publishers (15 May 2018)

Ed Miliband: I am glad to follow the right hon. Member for Chingford and Woodford Green (Mr Duncan Smith), because I want briefly to address some of the points he has made. What is this amendment from the other place about? It is not about a new system of regulation for the press. It is about one very simple question, which is whether we should go ahead with the Leveson 2 inquiry that was promised when...

Data Protection Bill [Lords]: Data protection breaches by national news publishers (15 May 2018)

Ed Miliband: I have two answers to that. First, this has been tested, and there were no fines, no systematic investigations and no equivalent front-page corrections. Secondly, there is no substitute for a systematic look at these issues and for asking why that culture was allowed to exist and why in certain cases it is still allowed to exist. Members on the other side rightly express concern about the...

Data Protection Bill [Lords]: Data protection breaches by national news publishers (15 May 2018)

Ed Miliband: The right hon. Gentleman makes an important point. This is why social media and fake news are at the heart of the terms of reference recommended by Sir Brian and are included in what has come back from the other place. I hope, on the basis of his intervention, that we might have his support for this process, because I see no other vehicle that could achieve what he has just said he wants to...

Data Protection Bill [Lords]: Data protection breaches by national news publishers (15 May 2018)

Ed Miliband: What it says is that compulsory arbitration, which is what is being promised as part of the IPSO process, is not compulsory, because it is not universal. That is one of the most important things that should be achieved as part of this process.

Data Protection Bill [Lords]: Data protection breaches by national news publishers (15 May 2018)

Ed Miliband: My right hon. Friend makes an important point. I hope that right hon. and hon. Members across the House will think about our responsibilities to the victims, about the promises we made and about the fact that this inquiry has a clear purpose. Only this inquiry can get to the truth about what happened and enable us to learn lessons for the future. That is why I will be supporting what has come...

Data Protection Bill [Lords]: Guidance about how to seek redress against media organisations (9 May 2018)

Ed Miliband: I give way to the hon. Gentleman’s constitutional knowledge, but I do not give way to him on morality—and this is a question of morality and of promises we made. Remember the furore about all these events? Remember how people looked at us? Remember how all of us—Labour Governments too—were too close to the press, and how we said we would learn lessons? I take my...

Data Protection Bill [Lords]: Guidance about how to seek redress against media organisations (9 May 2018)

Ed Miliband: Other people have asked, “Why can’t the police just do it?” That suggests that whenever there is a police inquiry there cannot be a public inquiry. My answer is this: there is no substitute for the breadth of a public inquiry and its ability to see what happened. A lot has emerged even since Leveson 1. At that time, people said the hacking and improper behaviour were just at...

Data Protection Bill [Lords]: Guidance about how to seek redress against media organisations (9 May 2018)

Ed Miliband: If the new clause was agreed today, the Secretary of State would within three months have to trigger an inquiry covering Northern Ireland. The point about consultation is precisely to consult with Members of the Assembly, Ministers, if they are in place, and those in Scotland as well. That is simply a point about consultation. I know the hon. Gentleman cares passionately about these issues. I...

Data Protection Bill [Lords]: Guidance about how to seek redress against media organisations (9 May 2018)

Ed Miliband: That is a very good point, and I will come to it in a moment, because it is important to answer it. I want to make another point about the case for carrying on with Leveson 2. I do not believe, I am afraid, that the regulator we have, IPSO, is nearly good enough. It bears too much resemblance to its predecessor, the Press Complaints Commission. Just think about this regulator: it has not...

Data Protection Bill [Lords]: Guidance about how to seek redress against media organisations (9 May 2018)

Ed Miliband: I shall speak in support of new clause 18, which stands in my name and that of the right hon. and learned Member for Rushcliffe (Mr Clarke) and four Members from four other parties across the House. I have tabled the new clause for one overriding reason: to keep a promise that everyone in this House made to the victims of phone hacking and other unlawful conduct. I well remember the day when...

Data Protection Bill [Lords]: Guidance about how to seek redress against media organisations (9 May 2018)

Ed Miliband: This is an extraordinary way to make policy. Will the Secretary of State explain to us why there can be a Leveson for Northern Ireland, but not for the rest of the United Kingdom?

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...


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