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  • A new book by Mr Miliband is an important political event ... mounts a coherent challenge to orthodox views, encouraging his audience to think differently and laying the foundations of where the country needs to go ... Miliband is clear that we live in an age where it is movements of people, not politicians, that change the world

  • Full of ambitious ideas about how to solve gigantic social issues such as working life, childcare and climate change ... This flawed, funny Miliband sparkles with an Alan Partridge-like flourish through Go Big ... Miliband never sounds angry. He doesn't even seem to get annoyed when the Tories steal his ideas

  • At a time when our problems seem insurmountable and our disagreements intractable, Ed Miliband gives us reasons to be hopeful. This book makes a compelling case we need to hear: if we are willing to think big, politics can be a force for change and a force for good

    MICHAEL J. SANDEL, author of The Tyranny of Merit
  • There's a lot of good stuff in here ... flashes of insight ... neat observations ... it is hard to disagree with much of what [he says] ... charmingly self-deprecating

    David Goodhart, Sunday Times
  • By turns bouncy, chatty and confidential, and above all relentlessly upbeat ... fully of ideas, nifty schemes for solving the climate crisis, sound stratagems for encouraging more and better housing, for revitalising public transport, for loosening the stranglehold of the market and a whole lot more besides

    Private Eye
  • Go Big is enthralling. I had forgotten that such energy and imagination were possible in a book that concerns itself with contemporary problems of politics and public life. Ed Miliband writes with a vigour and lightness of touch that doesn't conceal or deny the seriousness of the problems or the intelligence of his suggestions for solving them. I was left with such an unusual feeling that I didn't at first realise what it was, and then I remembered: optimism. I hope everyone with the slightest interest in the way the world works will read it, and act on the lines he suggests

  • Engages with thinkers, often working at a local level, who propose radical solutions to a range of problems, from climate change to affordable housing

    Financial Times Best Politics Books 2021
  • Such a wonderful, joyous guest ... everyone must rush out and buy GO BIG ... I really did find it such a hopeful book ... [written] with great wit and intelligence

    ELIZABETH DAY, host and author of How To Fail
  • Self-deprecating and relentlessly upbeat ... so darned likeable ... demonstrating a boldness and clarity ... Miliband is right: we have devalued our social goods ... There's no reason why the Tories ... can't nick some of the sensible ideas in [this book] and make them their own

  • Argues that the scale of the crises we face must define the scale of the solution ... Miliband is a listener ... and he draws inspiration wherever he can find it: Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Icelandic female strikers, Paul Stephenson and the Bristol bus boycott ... [provides] the outline ... of 'a renewed social contract' ... set out with likeable energy


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