1. National

Miliband: UK 'sleepwalking into a national security crisis'

Ed Miliband has attacked the Prime Minister for giving up the fight against climate change, warning that Britain is "sleepwalking into a national security crisis".

View all 4 updates ›

Miliband says the 'dice are loaded' over climate change

Labour leader Ed Miliband has referred to 2012 as the second wettest winter on record and this winter as a one in 250-year event in explaining his position on climate change.

In an interview with The Observer, Mr Miliband said: "If you keep throwing the dice and you keep getting sixes then the dice are loaded. Something is going on..."

We have always warned that climate change threatens national security because of the consequences for destabilisation of entire regions of the world, mass migration of millions of people and conflict over water or food supplies.

But the events of the last few weeks have shown this is a national security issue in our own country too with people's homes, businesses and livelihoods coming under attack from extreme weather. And we know this will happen more in the future.

– Labour leader Ed Miliband

More top news