The problem is politics, not PR

Richard Angell  |  2 March 2017

Recognition of some of Jeremy Corbyn’s shortcomings is a step forward, but competence is not the only problem the leadership has, argues Richard Angell in response to Owen Jones The video Owen Jones published this week was brave. Many in his position would not have done it. He is right to be concerned that Labour is …

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Paying the price

Richard Angell  |  18 April 2016

Never again should Labour play fast and loose with working people’s lives The Labour party is full of idealists; it is one of the things I like about it most. But its ability to wish the situation to be better than it is sometimes has no bounds. Ed Miliband’s Labour party had this in abundance. Central …

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Winning minds: secrets from the language of leadership

Richard Darlington  |  10 August 2015

Labour is looking for a leader. But a new book on ‘the language of leadership’ might not be the best place to look. Winning Minds is a reminder for Labour supporters not so much of ‘what it is all about’ but of ‘where it all went wrong’. ‘For leaders’ writes author Simon Lancaster, ‘it’s not …

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To lead is a lonely business

Nic Dakin MP  |  20 May 2015

As someone who has led two very different organisations – a college and a council – I have some experience of leadership. I know that watching somebody else lead is quite different to leading yourself. It is much easier to know what someone else should do and be a commentator or adviser. To lead is …

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Great leaders foster great public services

Sonia Sodha  |  24 February 2015

Perhaps the most important insight from this collection of interviews by Liz Kendall MP and Steve Reed MP is the huge impact that people prepared to think differently about public services can have on the quality of local services. Whether it is social entrepreneurs like Josh MacAlister and Hilary Cottam trying different approaches or local …

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A new deal for teachers

Andrew Adonis  |  30 September 2012

The quest to transform education is not yet over, says Andrew Adonis My new book Education, Education, Education describes Labour’s achievements – academies, Teach First, sure start, the literacy and numeracy strategies, the City Challenge programmes, Building Schools for the Future, more and better teachers, the doubling of education spending. All this transformed standards, eradicated …

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