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Marking out the territory: Ed Miliband interview - Wednesday 20 September 2006

Ed Miliband, 'Brownite' third sector minister, insists that the idea of charities being major public service providers has been overplayed. He clarifies Labour's vision to David Brindle.

On his Whitehall desk is a copy of the forthcoming autobiography of the singer-songwriter and political activist Billy Bragg, entitled The Progressive Patriot. Ed Miliband, minister for the third sector, might equally be styled The Progressive Politician, which is a self-description he uses often. And the biggest frustration of being a progressive politician, he says, is that the progressive forces are not big enough.

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