Ed Balls Ed Balls Ed Balls Ed Balls

Senior Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School, Visiting Professor to the Policy Institute at King’s College London, Norwich City FC Chairman and contestant on Strictly Come Dancing 2016.

Dad, cook, pianist, economist. Former Cabinet Minister & Shadow Chancellor.

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August 27, 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 [...]

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August 8, 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 [...]

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July 10, 2016

My comments on Labour leadership, Peston on Sunday, 10 July 2016

Does @edballs think @angelaeagle should run for leadership? #peston pic.twitter.com/6KL6J8HTMY — Peston on Sunday (@pestononsunday) July 10, 2016 [...]

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My interview with U.S. magazine, Foreign Affairs, ‘A Remainer’s Lament’, 10 July 2016

What were the motivations voters had for leaving the European Union? There’s been some big changes in our economies over 20 years as a result of globalization, and I don’t think that either politicians or columnists properly understood what those meant. One was that, 20 years ago when I was [...]

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June 22, 2016

My interview with NPR on the EU referendum, 22 June 2016

ROBERT SIEGEL (NPR): Ed Balls is a leading voice for the remain camp in the Brexit referendum. He’s a former senior member of Parliament for the opposition Labour Party, and he was influential in shaping Labour’s economic policies for 20 years. Thanks for joining us. ED BALLS: Good to be [...]

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June 14, 2016

My article in the Mirror, ‘Unlike Euro 2016, EU referendum only gives us one chance to get it right so vote Remain’

I flew into Marseille on Friday just behind the plane carrying Roy Hodgson and his team, and we managed to chat to Roy on the tarmac. I told him I didn’t envy the big decisions he had to make on team selection. But at least if a football manager gets [...]

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May 25, 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 [...]

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