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Labour can lead civic renewal

Nick Forbes  |  29 September 2011

The open services white paper, launched by David Cameron, promises ‘more freedom, more choice and more local control’. At its heart is the notion that the state, with its ‘one size fits all’ concept of service delivery has failed. The government wants more social enterprise and private sector providers to stimulate innovation and find new …

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What would Keir Hardie make of Labour 111 years on?

Greg Rosen  |  27 February 2011

Keir Hardie's first manifesto included three key aims: home rule, a minimum wage and temperance. It took until the Blair-Brown governments to achieve the first two. The third aim slipped into quiet obscurity.

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