Ed's Blog

May 25th, 2016

My interviews on Norwich City’s chief executive search, 25th May 2016

‘Big Interview’ with the Eastern Daily Press, 25th May 2016 Balance was a word that came up time and again in Norwich City’s action on the pitch last season – but it has taken on a whole new meaning now. David McNally’s shock resignation as chief executive barely a fortnight [...]

May 23rd, 2016

My ‘Peston on Sunday’ debut…

See the ITV Hub for the full episode. [...]

May 19th, 2016

‘Speaking Out: Lessons in Life and Politics’

Penguin Press Release On the night of 7 May 2015, Ed Balls thought there was a chance he would wake up the next morning as the new Chancellor of the Exchequer. Instead, he woke up without a job. For two decades he had occupied a central position within Labour, rising from [...]

May 16th, 2016

My Remain Campaign Speech with George Osborne and Vince Cable, 16 May 2016

Well, it’s quite a surprise to be here – I’m not sure I ever expected to share a press conference stage quite like this. George, Vince and I have had very many run-ins in TV studios and across the Despatch Box over the years. And while I’m not involved in [...]

May 12th, 2016

My interview with Norwich City F.C., 11 May 2016

  Interview with the Eastern Daily Press, 11th May 2016 “We are going to move as quickly as we can to get a long-term replacement. That is not something you can do in 24 hours,” he said. “That is something we are actively working on. We had another board meeting [...]

March 2nd, 2016

Echoes of the 1930s must focus finance ministers’ minds – my column in the FT

It is expected these days that a G20 summit will be a disappointing damp squib. This weekend’s meeting in Shanghai was no exception. But when even the International Monetary Fund and the OECD put diplomacy aside to warn of flatlining global growth and urge fiscal spending to boost demand, it [...]

February 12th, 2016

My Wall Street Journal Article, ‘British Influence and Prosperity Depend on Staying in the EU’

In the coming months, Britain will make a momentous decision: whether to stay in the European Union or leave and go it alone. The outcome will have a long and lasting impact, on the jobs and living standards of British citizens, on the fortunes of many global companies, and on [...]

January 27th, 2016

Holocaust memorial will stand beside Parliament

The Prime Minister has announced that a striking and prominent national memorial to the Holocaust will be built in the iconic Victoria Tower Gardens, next to the Houses of Parliament in Westminster. [...]

January 18th, 2016

My interview in Times Higher Education

“When we started out in the Treasury back in 1997, our thinking was…” So runs the opening to one of the points that the former chief aide to chancellor Gordon Brown and now part-time academic Ed Balls is making. The fact that this “we” trope recurs throughout his interview with [...]

January 9th, 2016

My first programme note as Norwich City Chairman

The FA Cup third round holds a place in the heart of every football fan, but for me it always feels particularly special. It was on third round Saturday in 1973, aged five, that I attended my first game at Carrow Road – a 1-1 draw with the holders Leeds [...]