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The Labour leadership candidates talk to PM.

Eddie Mair | 09:53 UK time, Friday, 20 August 2010

All this week on the programme, the people who want to lead the Labour party are talking to us.

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  • 1. At 11:00am on 20 Aug 2010, Big Sister wrote:

    Still no sign of Ed Balls.

    Can the link to his interview be posted up, Sequin?

    Thanks

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  • 2. At 11:25am on 20 Aug 2010, Phil Burt wrote:

    Balance? Millibands get over thirteen minutes each while some don't even get twelve.

    Fie!

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  • 3. At 11:36am on 20 Aug 2010, Sindy wrote:


    I can see Balls, Big Sister ...

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  • 4. At 11:39am on 20 Aug 2010, Big Sister wrote:

    Ah! at last! (He/they weren't here earlier, Sid)

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  • 5. At 12:46pm on 20 Aug 2010, funnyJoedunn wrote:

    So Ed Balls would keep universal benefits for the well off. Would he also keep the cuts proposed to the least well off?

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  • 6. At 1:28pm on 20 Aug 2010, Sindy wrote:

    5. funnyJoedunn
    "Would he also keep the cuts proposed to the least well off?"

    Well, it was in the manifesto he fought the election on ...

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  • 7. At 5:26pm on 20 Aug 2010, briandw wrote:

    Have listened to all candidates and am I any the wiser about specific policy? No. Why? Because of Eddie Mair's obsession with asking them mostly about tittle tattle on the basis that it is all about "character".
    Pathetic. PM has gone tabloid!

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  • 8. At 5:56pm on 20 Aug 2010, Steven A wrote:

    Informed cross examination is what we've come to expect from Radio 4 and it is a credit to our democracy. Eddie Mair's interview with David Milliband, however, was laced with rude, smart-arse questioned designed not to prodive critical insight but to prompt an answer that made the interviewer look daft. This is a poor substitute for the high standard of journalism we expect from R4 ...Come on Eddie, play up

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  • 9. At 6:04pm on 20 Aug 2010, Sindy wrote:

    7. briandw

    Disagree entirely with this post and the one after. I thought Eddie teased out some of the issues we should be aware of in our leaders/potential leaders, and which they want to keep hidden. E.g., he asks D Miliband about courage - D Miliband prefers to talk about judgment. I find that quite revealing.

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  • 10. At 6:26pm on 20 Aug 2010, LloydGeorge wrote:

    I would like to nominate Eddie Mair for a new BBB Award - I believe his interviews with the Labour Leadership candidates have been brilliant and that he has earned the title Britain's Best Broadcaster (News and Current Affairs).

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  • 11. At 10:23pm on 20 Aug 2010, Gillianian wrote:

    LloydGeorge (10) I'll drink to that - as would a good many contributors to this blog ;o)

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