18/06/2011

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Steve Richards of The Independent looks behind the scenes at Westminster

What future for Ed Miliband as Leader of the Opposition? It's a question the press have been asking in the last few days. But how far is their criticism justified? And what task faces him now? The former Conservative leader Michael - now Lord - Howard reflects on the demands of the job with Tim Montgomerie, a former chief of staff for Iain Duncan Smith. The President of YouGov, Peter Kellner, interprets the latest polls. The chief economics correspondent at The Observer, William Keegan, takes issue with the former Conservative Chancellor, Lord Lawson on the government's strategy for economic recovery. And how political is Bob Dylan? Two Labour MPs who are big fans, Kevin Brennan and Kerry McCarthy, reflect on his talents.

The Editor was Peter Mulligan.

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