Earlier this evening I interviewed Ed Balls for twenty minutes about his new book SPEAKING OUT: LESSONS IN LIFE & POLITICS. I had just finished doing one of my more ‘robust’ interview with the Vice Chairwoman of Momentum, so perhaps that wasn’t the best preparation to have a dignified conversation about a book, but I was really pleased with how it went. Indeed, I think it was one of the best interviews I have done recently, even if I say so myself. There’s a lot more to Ed Balls than his public image as a bit of a political bruiser, and I hope that comes across in this interview.