Author page: Julia Blunck

A Steel Spine for Ed Miliband

If Ed Miliband did not have a past, then he would surely have a future.  If the non-Corbyn left had to come up with a politician for leader post-Corbyn, it would probably look a lot like him. Ever since his electoral defeat in 2015, the former Labour leader has proved himself to be an interesting, engaging, empathetic man: quoting Gramsci at Rory…

The Joy of Tax

Ed Balls has written about how, during one campaign, Tony Blair had suggested to Gordon Brown that the party made a vow not to raise taxes. Balls, ever the problematic stepchild in that political marriage, countered that they could not make that promise, as they were bound to break it later when they raised taxes. Blair, of course, reacted with horror. It’s…