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ENG: Edward Michael "Ed" Balls (born 25 February 1967) is a British Labour Party and Co-operative Party politician, who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Morley and Outwood since 2010, and is the current Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer. From 2005 to 2010, he was the MP for Normanton and he served as Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families under Gordon Brown from 2007 to 2010. Balls is married to current Shadow Home Secretary and fellow Labour MP Yvette Cooper. In June 2007 they became the first married couple to serve together in a British Cabinet when Cooper became Chief Secretary to the Treasury. Political career In July 2004, Balls was selected to stand as Labour and Co-operative candidate for the parliamentary seat of Normanton in West Yorkshire, a ...
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Ed Balls warns of '1930s mistake' after Moody's move

Ed Balls, the shadow chancellor, warned the "world is making the 1930s mistake" after Moody's move to put Britain on “negative” watch amid fears of contagion from the eurozone debt crisis. "Even though it is clear in Greece, in Ireland, in other countries, in Britain too (that) this austerity isn't working, the message is 'Plough on, dig a deeper hole, carry on with an austerity that is failing'," he told the BBC Radio 4 Today programme. "I fear what's happening here is that the world is making the 1930s mistake and the ratings agencies are partly responsible for this," he ...

Ed Balls the unlikely Blairite is out to make new friends...

... in the City The shadow chancellor has one priority – to give Labour a chance of winning the election. Things can only get better. The battle hymn of Tony Blair, as borrowed from D:Ream, may be as relevant for Broke Britannia as it was for Cool Britannia. Like Noah, George Osborne hopes for a sign that the economic floodwaters are abating. In this version of Genesis, Tesco gets to play the dove, yesterday offering 20,000 jobs by way of an olive branch. When Norman Lamont talked of green shoots in 1991, he was reviled for his optimism. Shriti Vadera, a front-bencher in Gordon ...

Now Balls has his own pet Fat Cat: Labour bigwigs not too...

... proud to turn down help from a top City firm Fat-Cat-bashing Labour bigwigs are not too proud to refuse donations from a top City firm. Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls gets nearly £60,000 of help from accountants PricewaterhouseCoopers in the shape of a research assistant for his Commons’ office. And last year Business spokesman Chuka Umunna got a £30,000 aide from PwC. Up with the workers! Dapper Energy Minister Greg Barker is so attached to his 11-week-old dachshund Otto that he brings it to the Commons in a designer bag – in defiance of Parliament’s ban on ...

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Labour struggles to gain backing of business leaders after Ed Balls gaffe - The Guardian
The GuardianLabour struggles to gain backing of business leaders after Ed Balls gaffeThe GuardianLeft-leaning bosses helped Labour begin a belated fightback over its relationship with business on Wednesday night, as the party battled to shrug off Ed Balls's gaffe when he told Newsnight viewers he had won the backing of someone called “Bill” whose ...Ed Balls' forgetful moment on Newsnight gives us the rare delight of a ...Telegraph.co.ukEd Balls' left red-faced after Newsnight gaffe sees him fail to name Labour ...Evening StandardHumiliating moment Ed Balls FORGOT Bill Thomas' nameDaily MailCITY A.M. -The Week UK -The Independentall 257 news articles »
If Ed Balls needs a businessman's support, I'm in - The Guardian
This is MoneyIf Ed Balls needs a businessman's support, I'm inThe GuardianFor an real example of Labour's attitude to business you need only look at the paper Ed Balls released last week with proposals to devolve unprecedented economic power and funding to English city and county regions. This £30bn package would ensure ...Former City Minister Lord Myners leaps to defence of Labour leader Ed Miliband ...This is MoneyOnly Ed Miliband believes he can win the election by taking on big businesses ...The IndependentOur Mansion Tax misery on Miliband Street: Red Ed's neighbours in revolt over ...Daily MailTelegraph.co.uk -Mirror.co.uk -The Courierall 435 news articles »
David Gauke: Ed Balls has questions to answer on HSBC leak - Spectator.co.uk (blog)
Spectator.co.uk (blog)David Gauke: Ed Balls has questions to answer on HSBC leakSpectator.co.uk (blog)But given Labour is trying to increase the political temperature on tax avoidance at the moment, the Tories have also been quite keen this morning to suggest that Ed Balls has questions to answer on this story, to be broadcast on Panorama tonight ...HSBC accused of helping 7000 to avoid paying tax: Investigation finds bank ...Daily MailHSBC files : former CEO faces tough questionsThe GuardianHSBC 'Helped Rich Clients Dodge Taxes With Swiss Bank Accounts'Huffington Post UKBBC News -Bloomberg -expressandstar.comall 468 news articles »
Ed Balls forgets Labour's small business task force leader - BBC News
BBC NewsEd Balls forgets Labour's small business task force leaderBBC NewsLabour has sought to play down shadow chancellor Ed Balls' apparent inability to remember the name of the party's small business task force leader. In an interview with BBC Newsnight, he described Bill Thomas, appointed by the party to review support ...

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