Archive of August 2010

Is Lord Mandelson's influence on the wane?

The end of the Prince of Darkness?

Peter Mandelson has faced criticism from across Labour after backing David Miliband in the leadership contest, suggesting his influence is on the wane after nearly a generation as one of the party's most important figures.

  • The betting community appears to be firmly behind David Miliband

    Bookies back David Miliband for leader

    David Miliband received a boost to his campaign for the Labour leadership, with the odds on his victory down to 1/3, according to Paddy Power.

  • Andy Burnham still believes he is in with a chance of leading the Labour party

    Burnham: 'I can still win'

    Andy Burnham has made a last-ditch attempt to regain some momentum in the Labour leadership contest, insisting that he is still capable of winning as the voice of so-called 'true' Labour.

  • A Labour balloon drifts into the sky on the first day of the election campaign in Bedford. Labour election failings have been front-and-centre of the leadership debate. Photo by Dominic Campbell.

    Labour leadership: A pox on all their houses

    Accusations of Labour comfort zones were flying thick and fast today after Ed Balls intervened in the increasingly acrimonious war of words between the Miliband brothers by branding both men "caricatures".

  • Cash-for-access? Business leaders were offer dinner with a minister for £1,000.

    Tories in 'cash-for-access' row

    The Tory party was on the back foot today after media accusations of 'cash-for-access' followed a dinner event tabled for its party conference.

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