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  • Now is the time to renew, not retreat

    When the exit poll appeared on our screens at 10pm on 7 May, the floor gave way beneath the Labour Party. Like me, every candidate, activist and supporter across the country felt a sickening sense of disappointment and disbelief. It got worse than we...

  • What is Momentum? It means not waiting until we’re in Government to get things done

    Labour is in opposition and I hate it. This week I’ve been in Manchester where the Conservative Party had their annual Conference. It would be easy to feel impotent watching the government crow over how they are “making work pay” while cutting...

  • It’s not enough to put equality into your speech, you need to put it in your legislation too

    Equality formed a prominent part of Cameron’s speech yesterday. I waited with bated breath for the end of his section on equality, expecting an announcement of some sort – something bold to help make tangible, real progress on tackling discrimination...

  • Is politics changing?

    “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, The courage to change the things I can, And the wisdom to know the difference.” Reinhold Niebuhr Is politics changing? If we are honest with ourselves, this is the biggest...

  • A credibility deficit: why Labour’s former winners deserved to lose

    The recent report from Jon Cruddas confirmed that Labour lost the election because it appeared too anti-austerity, too anti-aspiration and too far in favour of wealth redistribution. The selection of Jeremy Corbyn therefore came as a shock to so many...

  • What we learned from the Tory Conference

    David Cameron’s speech finishes up the Conservative Party’s conference in Manchester – so what did we learn this week? 1. The leadership contest is well underway The jostling to replace David Cameron has begun in earnest, with George...

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