Blog: Ed Balls suffers broken record syndrome on energy bills

Everyone likes a good hobby. Including those who you might expect to have little free time – even politicians! Speaker John Bercow favours a game of tennis, Treasury man Danny Alexander enjoys fishing and “sports of all kinds” while Tory MP Bernard Jenkins is apparently a nudist. As for Ed Balls – if you didn’t […]

Bills, bills, bills! Balls batters Osborne over energy prices

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls used spiralling energy bills as a stick to try and batter George Osborne over the cost of living “crisis” faced by low earners in the House of Commons yesterday. Mr Balls repeatedly brought up “energy bills” in a somewhat rambling reply to his Government counterpart’s Autumn Statement. Claiming the Government is […]

Ed Balls slams “energy policy in chaos”

Labour’s Ed Balls described the Government’s energy policy as “in chaos” today in a speech at his party’s conference in Brighton. The Shadow Chancellor picked up on the Green Investment Bank which some have criticised as slow to lend as an example of how Labour could do better than the Government to get things going. […]

Ed Balls backs warning on threat to green spending

Ed Balls is backing calls for the Government to stop “dithering” on its support for low carbon targets if it is to avoid losing billions of pounds of green investment. The Shadow Chancellor’s comments come as research by think tank Green Alliance shows £180 billion of new infrastructure investment, the same as 12% of GDP, […]

Treasury postpones fuel duty rise

The Treasury is postponing a planned fuel duty rise in August after pressure from Labour. Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls this morning called on George Osborne to use a £500 million “windfall” left over from the Olympics budget to lighten the load on British drivers. This afternoon the Chancellor announced the rise of 3p a litre […]