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For sale – the White Cliffs

Earlier this week I moved to Dover to help an inspiring project based around transferring the ownership of its historic port to the town’s people and their successors – forever. The Department for Transport has recently...

Beware martyring Clegg

With the possible exception of Jacob Rees-Mogg, virtually everyone in Westminster wants the House of Lords reformed. They all agree that it’s getting too big, and that the hereditaries should leave. Beyond that, there...

Euro fever

As the last few minutes of England’s match against Ukraine wound to a close on Tuesday evening, a friend of mine looked beamingly up at the screen and said: ‘You see, we can’t win if we’re not in Europe.’ His sustained...

Blue peg, yellow hole

None of us know exactly what’s happening at the heart of the coalition. We like to take pot-shots at the Lib Dems for propping up George Osborne’s relentless drive towards the establishment of ‘free’ markets in every...

Jobs for the boys and girls

For young people this budget has left one big question hanging in the air: how will we find work? This year, both Labour and the Conservatives turned to the levers of Whitehall for their answers to mass youth...

Made in Britain

These days most of us work in offices, and we aren’t happy about it. Hunched over our computers, we spend almost the entire day sitting down – apart from the infamous bout of exercise in the gym that, in reality, only...

Being Labour

Membership is what Labour is all about – and yet our party is shrinking. We may have experienced a spike in new registrations since the last election, but the long-term trend is clear: people no longer feel that Labour...

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