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The Purple Book has featured in the news. Here are some of the occasions:

In Defence of Social Democracy
Kevin Hickson, Next Left, 3 February 2012

Miliband and Balls have fallen into a Tory trap
Mehdi Hasan, New Statesman, 19 January 2012

Any willing provider? Labour’s anti-state chic
Steve Akehurst, Next Left, 18 January 2012

Everyone agrees mutualism helps, but where’s the action?
Chris Nicholson, Left Foot Forward, 17 January 2012

Would diversity spike pop Westminster bubble?
David Ritter, Huffington Post, 5 January 2012

Booking a date with destiny
Troy Bramston, The Australian, 2 January 2012

Robert Philpot, PPP Journal, December 2011

Birmingham MPs debate Labour’s future in Purple Book debate
Steve McCabe MP, 13 December 2011

From The Purple Book to Lord Glasman’s Blue: The Changing Colours Of The Labour Party
Charlie Lindlar, Huffington Post, 2 December 2012

Reconciling Globalisation and Social Democracy: The Strange Case of the Purple Book
David Ritter, Global Policy, 28 November 2011

Review of the Purple Book by @ProgressOnline
Gareth Alterna, Musings, 4 November 2011

Tangled Up In Blue: A straightforward profile of a confusing man
Carl Packman, Left Foot Forward, 29 October 2011

Book Review: The Purple Book: A Progressive Future for Labour
Carl Packman, LSE Politics Blog, 23 October 2011

Purple Book event, 22 October 2011

The Freudian reading of New Labour
Carl Packman, Though Cowards Flinch, 16 October 2011

The Purple Book: Bland and tragic
Carl Packman, Left Foot Forward, 15 October 2011

The Colour Purple
Natan Doran, Next Left, 12 October 2011

North East MP Jenny Chapman handed shadow prison role
Richard Moss, BBC News, 10 October 2011

Alison Seabeck ‘sorry’ to be leaving housing brief
Ross Macmillan, 24dash, 10 October 2011

Banishment order
Alex Wellman, Inside Housing, 7 October 2011

Labour conference: ‘I feel like I’m going to the circus’
Stephen Moss, Guardian, 28 September 2011

Victims’ rights: better but not good enough
Sally Gimson, Labour Uncut, 27 September 2011

Red, purple or blue? Which kind of Labour are you?
Oliver Wright, The Independent, 27 September 2011

Voters’ verdict: the two Eds aren’t on the money
Rachel Sylvester, The Times, 27 September 2011

LBC Book Club – Richard Angell, Rowenna Davis and Owen Jones
LBC, 26 September 2011

The Purple Book  – Labour’s next manifesto?
Simon Redfern, PR Week, 26 September 2011

All too human: is this the enquiring mind of a future prime minister?
The Independent, 26 September 2011

Purple Bookers must keep up fight against Red Ed
Harry Phibbs, Daily Mail, 26 September 2011

Review of Cutting Crime and Building Confidence: Empowering Victims and Communities
Steve McCabe MP, Left Foot Forward, 25 September 2011

Exploiting a conservative moment
David Blackburn, The Spectator, 25 September 2011

Power and the People’s party
Herald Scotland, 25 Spetember 2011

You can call Ed Miliband many things, but certainly not cautious
Andrew Rawnsley, The Observer, 25 September 2011

Ed Miliband has to show voters he has more to offer than old tunes
Matthew D’Ancona, Daily Telegraph, 24 September 2011

They can sing a rainbow, but the words are off key
Gerry Hassan, The Scotsman, 24 September 2011

Labour: Lord Glasman and Jacqui Smith on Purple Book
Daily Politics, BBC One, 23 September 2011

Lord Glasman, the Blue Labour thinker who crosses party’s red lines
Rowenna Davis, The Guardian, 23 September 2011

Landale online: Time for Ed Miliband to reach out
James Landale, BBC, 23 September 2011

Is it Red Ed, Blue Ed, Purple Ed or just Brown? (£)
Philip Collins, The Times, 23 September 2011

Book review: The Purple Book
Don Paskini, Liberal Conspiracy, 23 September 2011

To renew, Labour must understand the trends shaping modern Britain
Will Straw, Left Foot Forward, 22 September 2011

Tessa Jowell calls for ‘community-led commissioning’
John Plummer, Third Sector Online, 22 September 2011

Sunday Review on Tuesday: The Purple Book
Dave Talbot, Labour Uncut, 20 September 2011

Labour: Blue, Purple and Red, who offers the best hope of rapprochement with the Great British public?
Eoin Barry Clarke, Huffington Post, 19 September 2011

You pay the tax, you set the rate
Robert Philpot, Sunday Times, 18 September 2011

Fighting for a fair deal on pensions
Geoff Ho, Sunday Express, 18 September 2011

Purple Book shows Labour split on home ownership
ConservativeHome, 18 September 2011

We must rethink what the state is there to do
Tessa Jowell, LabourList, 16 September 2011

UK politics: Recovery postponed
George Parker and Elizabeth Rigby, The FT, 16 September 2011

Tessa Jowell and Lord Glasman debate The Purple Book
Today Programme, Radio 4, 16 September 2011

The sweet-spot party would win every time
Philip Collins, The Times (£), 16 September 2011

Political books: party colours
Editorial, The Guardian, 16 September 2011

Lib Dems’ illusions are gone. Now they need imagination
Martin Kettle, The Guardian, 16 September 2011

Why Ed should, and will, welcome The Purple Book
Caroline Crampton, TotalPolitics, 15 September 2011

The Purple Book and the future of New Labour
Robert Philpot, The New Statesman, 15 September 2011

Housing asbo proposed for troublesome families
Alex Wellman, Inside Housing, 15 September 2011

Labour must rebuild confidence in an empowerment state
Patrick Diamond, ProgLoc, 15 September 2011

Purple Book Released – What People Are Saying
Chris Wimpress, The Huffington Post UK, 15 September 2011

Purple prose and Labour’s double dilemma
Paul Richards, LabourList, 15 September 2011

The Purple Book – new ideas for a new way of governing
Richard Angell, Left Foot Forward, 15 September 2011

Sunday Review on Thursday: The Purple Book
Anthony Painter, LabourUncut, 15 September 2011

Labour party maps out a purple path to power
Patrick Wintour, The Guardian, 15 September 2011

Pass notes, No 3,044: The Purple Book
G2, The Guardian, 15 September2011

Labour anger over Purple Book
Daniel Boffey, The Guardian, 10 September 2011

Let charities tackle terrorists and citizens run the army
Sam Coates, The Times (£), 10 September 2011

Labour looks like a party of urban elite, Ivan Lewis warns in his essay
Patrick Wintour, The Guardian, 9 September 2011

Which of the class of 2010 are making an impact?
Neil O’Brien, ConservativeHome, 8 August 2011

What is the Purple Book?
Robert Philpot, LabourList, 18 May 2011

James Purnell re-enters the fray
Dan Hodges, New Statesman, 28 April 2011

Ed Miliband to write ‘Purple Book’ foreword
Mark Ferguson, LabourList, 21 April 2011

The Purple Book is not about replaying the old tunes
Paul Richards, LabourList, 19 April 2011

Purple book – not a Blairite plot, and not about the Lib Dems
Mark Ferguson, LabourList, 19 April 2011

Purple bookers try to revive past New Labour glories
Sunder Katwala, Labour Uncut, 19 April 2011

Where is ‘Red Labour’ in all of this?
Mark Ferguson, LabourList, 19 April 2011

New Labour rises again? Introducing ‘The Purple Book’
Mark Ferguson, LabourList, 19 April 2011

Purple prose
John Rentoul, Independent, 19 April 2011

New Labour renewal: the Purple Book
GordonMacMillan, Harry’s place, 19 April 2001

Purple and orange: united colours of coalition?
Rachel Sylvester, The Times (£), 19 April 2011

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