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DAVID Miliband is poised for a sensational return to frontline politics with a top job at the European Union.

Senior sources in Paris and Brussels have told the News of the World that European leaders want the defeated Labour leadership candidate to be their Foreign Minister.

Mr Miliband walked away from the Shadow Cabinet on Wednesday, five days after being narrowly defeated by his brother Ed.

But French President Nicolas Sarkozy has told the current EU Foreign Minister, Baroness Ashton, he wants her to "move on" and "make room for David".

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  TONY Blair’s much-hyped autobiography is more like "a love letter" to ex-US President George W. Bush, say insiders who have seen drafts of the book.

The former Labour Prime Minister will shock his party and infuriate anti-war protesters by lavishing praise on his "highly intelligent" and "visionary friend".

"It is the biggest and most unapologetic defence of Bush and his ideas ever written," said one aide last night.

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GORDON Brown is rushing to publish his own account of life in Number 10.
The News of the World can reveal the former Prime Minister has been pounding away at his computer - and could be ready to publish within months.
Mr Brown’s book is set to compete head-to-head with his rival and predecessor Tony Blair, who publishes “The Journey” in September.
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A POWERFUL new watchdog will be given powers to stop hospitals and NHS Trusts wasting money this week.
The new economic regulator will stop NHS Trusts spending over the odds on contracts with private health companies.
Figures unearthed by Health Secretary Andrew Lansley reveal that the NHS wasted a staggering £305m buying healthcare from private companies that could have been obtained cheaper on the NHS.
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DAVID Miliband has soared ahead in the race to become the next Labour Party leader.
The News of the World can reveal the former Foreign Secretary has secured the support of the majority of the Labour Party’s council leaders and local party bosses.
Over 100 council leaders and Labour group leaders will today publish a letter backing Mr Miliband.
A third of the votes in the Labour Party election will come from grassroots members.
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DAVID Cameron is to slash spending on green technology but pour hundreds of millions of pounds into charities, voluntary groups and churches, the News of the World can reveal.
The Prime Minister’s first pledge after taking over as Conservative Party leader was to slash greenhouse gasses and promote eco-friendly energy.
But he has shelved a £1 billion fund to invest in new British companies using green technology.
The money was supposed to be used by a Green Investment Bank which would plough cash into firms building offshore wind and wave farms, green power stations and other ambitious projects. It would have come from the sale of assets such as the Channel Tunnel rail link and the Port of Dover.
Now any cash from any asset sell-offs will go back into government coffers to pay off debts.
Instead, Mr Cameron — whose party’s logo is a green tree — will tomorrow reveal plans for a “Big Society Bank”.
In a speech in the North West, he will say that more than £350million sitting in unused or dormant bank accounts across the country will be used to fund the new ethical bank.
The cash will then be handed out in low interest loans to start up community schemes.
The Big Society Bank will be up and running within a year.
People would also be able to make cash by investing in the bank, buying government-backed bonds or ISAs. The ISAs would then provide cash for new schools, prison rehabilitation or other socially useful projects.
Mr Cameron will also unveil plans for a Communities First Fund. This will encourage people to set up local community groups.
A National Citizen Service will provide helpers across the country. This voluntary service for young people should have 6,000 members in a couple of years.
There will also be a Big Society Day to celebrate volunteering.
Mr Cameron’s idea involves transferring power away from the state and giving individuals more responsibility.
He wants to cut state spending to help slash Britain’s massive deficit. But he will promise these new schemes will ensure vital local projects which have depended on the government for cash will have MORE money to play with.
However, to do that, the PM has had to shelve plans to invest in firms setting up “green jobs.” His Labour predecessor Gordon Brown promised to create a million jobs by investing in new green companies.
But the money was never there because government borrowing had got so high.
Former Climate Change Secretary Ed Miliband said: “This development shows that the coalition is abandoning Labour’s strategy of backing green industries to create the jobs of the future.
“Failing to press ahead with the Green Investment Bank damages our chances of leading the world in the green economy of the future. The short-termist, anti-industry mindset of the 1980s is back.”
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