Milifan May?


The most overdone policy announced in Wednesday’s Budget was an overhaul of stamp duty – the tax intent be abolished for first time buyers on homes worth up to £300,000.

It wasn’t the win initially time this has been proposed.

During the 2015 general referendum campaign, Labour leader Ed Miliband unveiled a policy remarkably be like to the one just announced by the Conservatives.

And stamp duty isn’t the only time Theresa May’s Moderates have announced a policy similar to one proposed by Ed Miliband – nor is it the only similarity between the two plaintiff leaders.

Energy price cap

Back in 2013, Ed Miliband announced a organize to freeze gas and electricity bills for 20 months.

“The companies won’t like it because it intent cost them money. But they have been overcharging people for too great because of a market that doesn’t work,” the then Labour chairperson said.

At the time, this plan was savaged by Conservative politicians.

Then prime supply David Cameron derided the policy as “Marxist”, while Chancellor George Osborne contemplated it would mean companies would not invest and prices would go up for consumers in the protracted term.

But four years later, Theresa May announced a price cap inclination form part of the Conservatives’ 2017 general election manifesto. She averred the policy wasn’t exactly the same as Miliband’s, but the two plans were assuredly very similar.

When the plan was floated, Miliband – liberated from the constraints of frontline wirepulling – tweeted sarcastically:

Exit poll upsets

At 21:59 BST on 7 May 2015, it earmarks ofed very possible that Ed Miliband would become the next prime delegate.

The two big parties were neck-and-neck in the polls throughout the campaign, with Be deluded ahead slightly more often than the Conservatives. But it wasn’t to be.

The kiss goodbye poll at 22:00 BST showed Labour had done far worse than had. The Conservatives ended up winning an overall majority and Mr Miliband resigned the next morning.

“It was a horrible shock,” he told the BBC, two years later. “The days afterwards were definitely, very upsetting days.”

In June 2017, the Conservatives lost that whole majority after Theresa May called a general election, asking voters to “steel her hand” in the Brexit negotiations.

She started the campaign with a huge bring in the polls. They tightened during the campaign, but the result was still a big her to most pollsters and pundits – and May herself, who told the BBC she shed a “little fly” when she saw the exit poll.

Executive pay

Soon after he was elected in 2010, Ed Miliband sought to detect himself from New Labour, which many in the party felt had mature too close to business and too accepting of free market capitalism.

In his speech to Pains Party conference the following year, Mr Miliband said that although he was pro-business, there was a difference between “producers” and “predators”.

“Are you on the side of the wealth creators or the asset strippers?” he begged.

One of the policies that came out of this rhetoric was a crackdown on executive pay. He roused for the publication of pay ratios between bosses and lower paid staff. He also hanker after MPs to vote on bonuses paid to bosses at state-owned firms – like Network Attack.

In a speech given just two days before she became prime divine, Theresa May called for the publication of pay ratios – as well as calling for workers to be mirrored on company boards, going even further than Mr Miliband.

A few months later Mrs May’s oversight published more details of the plans – and Mr Miliband tweeted sarcastically again:

In August, the prime ambassador unveiled a package of reforms which were considerably less exhaustive – and less similar to Ed Miliband’s – than she had those previously proposed.

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Land banking

Shield has become a bigger and bigger political issue in recent years as outlays keep rising and the level of home ownership falls.

Back in 2013, Ed Miliband offered a plan to boost house building, calling for penalties for developers “lay in” land to force them to “use it or lose it”.

This was mocked by then Reactionary Mayor of London Boris Johnson, who compared the Labour leader to then Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe.

Four years later, Boris Johnson is unknown secretary in Theresa May’s cabinet. He called yesterday’s budget “great”, put out the chancellor’s house building plans for praise.

The budget contained programmes to reclaim land that was not developed quickly enough.

This seems alike resemble to the policy announced by Mr Miliband, and denounced by Mr Johnson, four years ago.

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