Ed Balls

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I was used as a scapegoat when Baby P died – Sunak’s attacks on social workers are dangerous | Sharon Shoesmith
I lost my job and was vilified in the media. Social workers must stand up against baseless accusations, says former director of education and children’s social care Sharon Shoesmith

Sharon Shoesmith

12, Apr, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Want to properly plug the UK’s north-south divide? Look to Germany | Larry Elliott
Boosting spending power, increasing public funding for science and tech skills, R&D and infrastructure could work

Larry Elliott

05, Mar, 2023 @11:04 AM

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Starmer talks up five ‘national missions’ after Balls’ criticism
Labour leader tells business leaders he is determined ‘to fix the fundamentals’ of the British economy

Aletha AduPolitical correspondent

27, Feb, 2023 @3:10 PM

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Could big beasts from Labour’s past walk into Keir Starmer’s cabinet?
With the party eyeing election victory, figures such as Ed Balls or David Miliband have been the subject of speculation

Jessica Elgot

21, Dec, 2022 @4:14 PM

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Making a Splash! The politicians who couldn’t say no to reality TV
Several current and former UK MPs have risked derision by appearing on shows such as I’m a Celebrity …

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

01, Nov, 2022 @3:18 PM

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Blair and former PMs should not act as political ‘figureheads’, says Ed Balls
Ex-Labour minister tells Hay festival that the involvement of former leaders in the ‘next phase of politics’ may not be sensible

Rachel Hall

30, May, 2022 @6:32 PM

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Ed Balls rules out political comeback for Labour in Wakefield byelection
Former shadow chancellor says he has ‘no intention’ of putting himself forward to stand for the West Yorkshire seat

Nadeem Badshah

22, Apr, 2022 @9:34 PM

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Ten tweets in need of the new edit button: from covfefe to Oscars selfie
As Twitter prepares to roll out its new edit function, a look back at the tweets that could have done with one

Matthew Cantor

09, Apr, 2022 @7:00 AM

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On my radar: Ed Balls’s cultural highlights
The author and former Labour MP on steamy hospital dramas​​, ​Stanley Tucci’s​ ​​charisma​​ and his current favourite cookbook

Killian Fox

02, Apr, 2022 @2:00 PM

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The week in TV: The Shrink Next Door; Inside the Care Crisis With Ed Balls; Beat the Devil; The Tower
A conniving shrink takes over his patient’s life as Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd reunite; Ed Balls gets to grips with elderly care; and Ralph Fiennes fumes in the David Hare play the BBC didn’t want

Barbara Ellen

14, Nov, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Ed Balls on his childhood look: ‘A wonky bowl! What was Mum thinking?’
The former cabinet minister recreates a childhood photo and talks about his journey from political ‘bruiser’ to Strictly hero and beyond

Harriet Gibsone

01, Oct, 2021 @11:00 AM

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‘I could have had a midlife crisis’: Ed Balls on cooking and life after politics
He’s been shadow chancellor, and he wowed the crowds on Strictly. Now Ed Balls has written a book that’s part memoir, part cookbook. He talks about kitchen confidence, failing at diets – and why politics is still a hot subject for him

Ed Cumming

22, Aug, 2021 @9:22 AM

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