Ed Miliband knows the highs and lows of leadership – as MP for Doncaster since 2005, as cabinet minister under Gordon Brown, and as leader of the Labour party between 2010-2015. He is currently Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. A longtime and vocal advocate of bold climate action, he is at the forefront of Labour’s green agenda and has recently urged the government to lead “by example” in the run up to COP26 next November. He made a blistering speech in the House of Commons in September over Boris Johnson’s handling of the Internal Market Bill, saying “he hasn’t read it, he doesn’t know his stuff” and pointing out that “he has in one short year united his five predecessors” in a “point of agreement which is that he is trashing the reputation of this country and the reputation of his office.”
Join James Harding in conversation with Ed Miliband, reflecting on his own life in politics and what 2020 has taught us all about the state of leadership in the 21st century.
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