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A look into the abyss

Hopi Sen  |  18 October 2013

How does the following sound as a manifesto for the next Labour government? £5 billion in social security cuts, including extending the hated personal independence tests to the over-65s. Taxing disability benefits. A real terms freeze in education, NHS, social care budgets for the duration of the government. A 3.5 per cent annual cut in …

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Letting Go

Jon Wilson  |  5 November 2012

Trying to get out of the shambles they’re mired in, the Tories are attempting a typical double-shuffle. They’re going hard on crime, welfare and immigration. But they also claim they’re the true reformers, the only modernisers left in British politics. It’s an old tactic, of course. Tory victories in 1951, 1970 and 1979 happened because …

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Something to say

Paul Richards  |  13 July 2012

Tony Blair has been advising the Labour party what to do since the 1970s. Since leaving office, having never lost an election, he continued to advise Labour, not least in his colossus of a memoir. It sold millions of copies across the world, in many languages, including Chinese. All of the proceeds go to the …

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Progress annual conference 2011

Progress  |  21 May 2011

21 May 2011 | 10:00 to 17:00 Congress Centre, 23-28 Great Russell Street, WC1B 3LS Progress annual conference 2011 is the biggest event of the Progress calendar. Keynote: EdMiliband MP, leader, Labour party Our conference brings together Labour members and trade unionists from across the country with senior politicians, union leaders, councillors and political commentators. …

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