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  • 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

  • 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
  • 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

  • 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
  • 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

  • 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

  • Inspired and inspiring for all those for whom the future of Britain and of the world is important, Miliband calls upon us to rise to our challenges with clarity and conviction but above all with courageous boldness

    CHRISTIANA FIGUERES, lead negotiator of the UN Paris Climate Agreement
  • If you think we can just keep tinkering around the edges, you're the one who lives in la-la land. 'Go big' should be the rallying cry of progressives around the world

    RUTGER BREGMAN, author of Humankind
  • A hopeful and inspirational book for our depressing times. Ed Miliband, a politician made more human, engaging and wry through surviving the bitterness of electoral defeat, provides example after example from around the globe - some more persuasive than others - of how progressive ideas can work in action. Yet put them all together and the result is this: a vision of a better, sunnier world in which we would all love to live. Great fun, a great programme and a great read

    WILL HUTTON, author of The State We’re In

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