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  • Featured News Clive Lewis: Labour needs to do a deal with SNP, Greens and Lib Dems

    Clive Lewis: Labour needs to do a deal with SNP, Greens and Lib Dems

    Labour should explore the possibility of electoral pacts with the Greens, SNP and Liberal Democrats in order to defeat the Tories, according to a Shadow Cabinet minister. Clive Lewis, an ally of leader Jeremy Corbyn, has said that all the only way to get Theresa May out of office is to bring all anti-Tory votes together in a “progressive alliance”. In comments that have divided Labour opinion, Lewis said in The Guardian that working with other parties is “essential” for beating the Conservatives […]

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  • Featured News High Court set to rule on whether Corbyn is automatically on the ballot paper

    High Court set to rule on whether Corbyn is automatically on the ballot paper

    A High Court judge is expected to rule today on whether Jeremy Corbyn is automatically on the ballot paper in the Labour leadership election. The senior judge will decide on a claim by a Labour donor that the party “misapplied” the rules when its ruling body granted Corbyn a place in the contest without the need to seek a fresh round of nominations from 51 MPs and MEPs. Mr Justice Foskett will respond to the writ put forward by Michael […]

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  • Comment Featured Anna Turley: In an Uber economy, an active state can ensure the rewards reach the many and not the few

    Anna Turley: In an Uber economy, an active state can ensure the rewards reach the many and not the few

    Technological change is already beginning to transform our world, changing the way we live and work. The challenge for progressives is to find ways of managing the disruption so that all parts of our society can benefit. As my colleague Tom Watson MP has argued, the question is how we make this transformative process our friend and not our foe. The “job for life” is now rare, replaced with less secure work and more self-employment. The next generation of automation […]

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  • Comment Featured This sorry tale of Corbyn and Malhotra’s office politics reveals the mistrust at the top of Labour

    This sorry tale of Corbyn and Malhotra’s office politics reveals the mistrust at the top of Labour

    There are no winners from the row over access to Seema Malhotra’s office. The whole episode – from “unauthorised” entry to complaint, television appeal and then staff being cleared – has led to anger on both sides. To members it has probably prompted despair. Meanwhile the voting public looks upon Labour and is, once again, mystified. The fascination of the press and broadcasters with this dispute is not difficult to understand. It perfectly suited their narrative of another in a series of proxy battles […]

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  • Featured News Cooper: Labour risks fresh slump in core vote unless it responds to harsher world of work

    Cooper: Labour risks fresh slump in core vote unless it responds to harsher world of work

    Changes in the workplace and the world of big business means Labour is at risk of losing its traditional support base, Yvette Cooper has warned. Some of Labour’s current problems come from a failure to connect with working class voters who have been left behind by globalisation, Cooper argues in a new book published with the Changing Work Centre, joint initiative from the Fabians and Community, the union. Labour is not inspiring those who want to work hard or offering them answers to the […]

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