Ed’s bid to bring back socialism

“Ed Miliband is as good as his word,” says Dominic Lawson in The Sunday Times. When asked, on the eve of the last Labour annual conference, “When will you bring back socialism?”, he replied: “That’s what we’re doing, sir.”

Since then, he has “amply justified that retort”, first with his pledge to freeze energy prices and last week, with a commitment to cap prices in the rental market.

Miliband’s manifesto also includes control of payday lending, intervention in foreign takeovers and the possible re-nationalisation of Britain’s railways.

At the weekend, a policy document advocating a crackdown on [...]

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