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8 May: the date we start to devolve power

Jessica Studdert  |  16 April 2015

One of the lesser commented-on aspects of Labour’s manifesto launch this week was Ed Miliband’s declaration that Labour would be seeking to win power in order to give it away. At the core of Labour’s offer to the country is a pledge to give power back to people so that they can change things for …

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A positive, patriotic case for EU membership

Nicola Heaton  |  7 April 2015

How great it was, at the beginning of a vital election campaign, to see Ed Miliband championing our membership of the European Union, and to see Tony Blair doing the same today. We need to hear these arguments more – and Labour party members need to have the tools to argue the case for EU …

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Letter from … Norwich North

Jessica Asato  |  31 March 2015

I sit writing this after listening to George Osborne’s budget with my new baby girl sleeping nearby. Since I have had a child I worry even more about what the decisions being made today might mean for her in the next 20 or 30 years. Issues which were once a matter of high principle become …

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Stand a little taller

Editorial  |  31 March 2015

The fact is that the Conservative party should not be in the running for victory on 7 May. In electoral terms, the Tories face an uphill battle to ever win a majority again. Not since 1992 have the Conservatives secured more than 40 per cent of the vote in a British general election – an astonishingly poor …

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Britain succeeds when working families succeed

Lucy Powell MP  |  31 March 2015

This will be one of the closest elections in a generation; vitally important for the future of our country. At this election the public will face a choice between the Tories’ failing plan and Labour’s plan for working people. At the heart of this campaign is Labour’s belief that Britain succeeds when working families succeed. …

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A good day’s work from Ed Miliband

Emma Burnell  |  27 March 2015

When David Cameron got up yesterday morning and ate his Shredded Wheat (however many he managed) he had a very different sort of a day planned. It was his mate William’s last day at work and they’d planned a little going-away wheeze to get rid of that troublesome speaker. Then he’d go on telly and …

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Blair Inc: littered with inaccuracies

Richard Angell  |  26 March 2015

‘Progress is easily the most effective of the organisations seeking to influence Labour’, write Francis Beckett, David Hencke and Nick Kochan in Blair Inc. While I think my colleagues and I do a excellent job – promoting debate, published an excellent magazine and hosting first-class events and campaigning for Labour – the starting claim rings a little …

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Be yourself, Ed

Matt Forde  |  19 March 2015

This is no time for mankini politics, warns Matt Forde There’s a lot of rubbish written about Ed Miliband having an image problem. Of course he’s got one, but it’s not the fundamental problem. He won’t change his image and neither should he. I hope he doesn’t anyway, because, as an impressionist, he’s an absolute …

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A Westminster budget, not for the whole nation

Sally Gimson  |  18 March 2015

It was a budget of bread and circuses, or booze and roller coasters. It was also a budget where George Osborne made his pitch to be the next leader of the Conservative party if David Cameron is ousted after the next election. There was money off beer and petrol, lots of opportunities for people to …

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Ed’s poker face

The Insider  |  9 March 2015

The election draws remorselessly nearer, but the doubly close nature of the polls gives little clarity over what follows election day. In Brewer’s Green a group of Labour staffers work busily on transition plans, but their isolation from the day-to-day campaign seems as much a metaphor as a management decision, with even senior figures briefing …

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