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  • No more abstract nouns, we need to start talking about the real world

    At rapid pace since Labour’s catastrophic defeat a fortnight ago, my inbox has been pinging with explanations about why we lost and what we should do next. I wonder if one of our problems isn’t that it’s too easy to do just what I’m doing now,...

  • Cameron’s cynical immigration proposals will only benefit UKIP

    David Cameron’s announcement of yet another immigrant “crackdown” is beyond cynical. In 2010 he made a pledge to bring down immigration to the tens of thousands. We now know that the last official quarterly net migration figures revealed net...

  • The last thing Labour needs is a two year interim leader

    When Ed Miliband’s leadership faced a wobble last Autumn (or, at least, at the wobbliest bit of his leadership), LabourList published this editorial, calling on anonymous rebels to “put up or shut up”. I stand by that piece, and believe...

  • Poetry and prose please!

    “As we come marching, marching, unnumbered women dead Go crying through our singing their ancient cry for bread. Small art and love and beauty their drudging spirits knew. Yes, it is bread we fight for — but we fight for roses, too!” Bread...

  • Elections aren’t won in the centre ground

    It’s tempting to think that elections are won in the middle. Imagine a hundred voters – spanning a spectrum from leftie socialism to right-wing neoliberalism – and two parties. The party which is the more left-wing of the two is closest to all of...

  • The British people want a relationship not a speed date

    Over the next few months the debate about our general election defeat will focus on Ed and the ‘air war’.  Whilst our national message and leadership is important it is vital we also discuss our ‘ground war’. Our ‘ground war’ focused on...

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  • Stella Creasy doesn’t rule out running to be Deputy Leader

    Yesterday Stella Creasy, MP for Walthamstow, said she’d consider running to be Deputy Leader of the Labour Party. Creasy appeared on Newsnight alongside Neal Lawson from Compass to discuss what went wrong for Labour during the past 5 years and what...

  • Liz Kendall confirms she’s standing to be leader

    Liz Kendall has become the first person to confirm that she is standing to be leader of the Labour party. Since Ed Miliband’s resignation on Friday, Kendall has been tipped as one of the people who would throw her name into the hat. It’s clear...

  • Ed Miliband resigns as Labour leader: full speech

    “Thank you for your kindness, friends. Friends, this is not the speech I wanted to give today because I believe that Britain needed a Labour government. I still do, but the public voted otherwise last night. Earlier today I rang David Cameron to congratulate...

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