Archive of 2013

Ed Miliband: Hopeful

WATCH: Miliband: 'Happy New Year you miserable lot'

Ed Miliband describes a country living in abject misery, during his festive New Year message.

  • Top ten political gaffes of 2013:  3 - Jeffrey 'George' Osborne

    Top ten political gaffes of 2013: 3 - Jeffrey 'George' Osborne

    Actually it was Barack Obama who made this particular gaffe - but in British political terms it was the chancellor who was the victim. There is something rather embarrassing about George being confused with a black soul singer by the president of the United States, even if Jeffrey Osborne is a very talented musician. That it happened three times in Obama's speech to the G8 made it all the more painful.

  • Top ten political gaffes of 2013:  4 - David 'Pass' Cameron

    Top ten political gaffes of 2013: 4 - David 'Pass' Cameron

    Like Cameron's 'mission accomplished' gaffe (which didn't make the top ten, alas) when in Afghanistan, this one is another example of the prime ministerial grey matter not functioning properly while on an overseas trip. Dave was in food giant Unilever's HQ in India when an employee asked him the awkward question: "What brand of Unilever is very close to you, and why?"

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