Ed's Blog

November 30th, 2016

Fresh out of Strictly! My interview with the Huffington Post, 30 November 2016

Ed Balls has warned that Labour is set to stay out of power – and he is unlikely to make a political comeback – until the party’s membership better reflects the wider public. In an interview with HuffPost UK, the former Shadow Chancellor said that Labour was unlikely to win [...]

November 28th, 2016

Check out Ed’s interview at a 5×15 event, 28 November 2016


November 16th, 2016

My Harvard Working Paper, ‘Central Bank Independence Revisited: After the financial crisis, what should a model central bank look like?’

Ed Balls, James Howat, and Anna Stansbury 2016 Abstract In the aftermath of the global financial crisis, countries around the world have dramatically expanded the objectives and powers of central banks beyond their traditional inflation targets and policy rates. But as these unelected, technocratic, institutions become increasingly powerful, the pre-crisis [...]

November 7th, 2016

I did an interview with Grazia this week…


September 10th, 2016

Recent podcasts for the Guardian and the Economist – have a listen!


September 10th, 2016

The reviews of Ed’s book, ‘Speaking Out’

‘Reading Speaking Out, I found myself agreeing with Ed Balls’ VINCE CABLE, NEW STATESMAN Balls is clear that his defeat in his constituency in 2015 was a prelude to a funeral and life outside politics. I don’t believe a word of it. I was intrigued by the prospect of reading [...]

September 10th, 2016

My Norwich City programme note, 10th September 2016

Four weeks into the new season, and it already feels like we are on another Norwich City rollercoaster ride. For me, the high so far has been the imperious way the team over-ran Blackburn on the opening day of the season. And the low, that hugely frustrating afternoon in Birmingham. [...]

September 1st, 2016

My interview with Nick Robinson, Today programme, 1st September 2016

NR:                Morning to you                        EB:                Good Morning             NR:                I looked at your Twitter profile this morning not a mention of the fact that you are or were or ever had [...]

August 27th, 2016

Extract from my book, ‘Speaking Out: Lessons in Life and Politics’ – WHERE’S THE BEEF?

WHERE’S THE BEEF? Wednesday, 23 December 1998. The political world was absorbed in the intrigue of Labour MP Geoffrey Robinson’s undisclosed home loan to Peter Mandelson. The scandal was threatening to bring down Geoffrey, Peter and, in the process, Gordon Brown’s media adviser and my good friend, Charlie Whelan, who [...]

August 8th, 2016

It’s official… I’m going to be a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing 2016!

The announcement was made this morning, Monday 8th August, on The Chris Evans Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2, where I confirmed the news I would be participating in the new series live in the studio. You can listen to the interview again here. I’d like to say I’m just [...]