Jeremy Corbyn Chakrabarti report launch

Words matter

Leon Spence  |  30 June 2016

It is a week now since Britain changed significantly and quite possibly for at least the rest of our lifetimes. There is very little doubt that for any of us – it does not even matter which political party that you support – the political landscape in the immortal words of The Fresh Prince of …

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Eight tests for the Chakrabarti report

Richard Angell  |  29 June 2016

Tomorrow Shami Chakrabarti’s review into antisemitism and how it should be tackled is to be presented. I am told everyone is seeing the report tomorrow for the first time – obviously we the party members, and the Jewish community, but the leader’s office, the general secretary and the National Executive Committee too. It should be …

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Time to build a plan ahead of the onslaught

Jacqui Smith  |  24 June 2016

Through bitter and angry tears at 4.30am this morning, my overriding feeling was that I had let my children down. Parents of teenagers often know what this feels like, but today I realise I have let everyone else’s children down too. One of the reasons for the Leave vote is a feeling of immense alienation …

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The last roll of the dice

Tom Railton  |  22 June 2016

As polling day approaches, political debate always seems to get more emotional, more tub-thumping, more heartfelt. For the cynic, it is the last desperate roll of the dice from politicians, a final flurry of crocodile tears to entice a public that badly wants to believe in something. The reality is almost the exact opposite. In …

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Taken for granted

David Lammy MP  |  14 June 2016

Why is Labour losing BAME voters to the Tories? In the year that has passed since the 2015 general election, relatively little attention has been focused on one of the most dramatic aspects of last May’s results – the number of ethnic minority voters who turned their back on the Labour party. The longstanding relationship between …

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How to win the peace

John McTernan and Miranda Green  |  9 June 2016

If ‘Remain’ succeeds this month, the winners must define the victory. John McTernan and Miranda Green each give their take on how Photo

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Wake up, sheeple!

The Progressive  |  8 June 2016

The era of post-truth politics is now in full swing It must be exhausting. I mean, really exhausting, like running up eight flights of stairs or lifting a sofa above your head. To engage with, and believe even a fraction of, the stupefyingly stupid stuff on social media about the Labour party must be like …

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‘That’s nasty, ugly politics’

Adam Harrison and Jerome Neil  |  7 June 2016

Alan Johnson is taking no prisoners in Labour’s campaign to remain in the European Union, find Adam Harrison and Jerome Neil As we enter his office overlooking Parliament Square, Alan Johnson is seated behind his desk, scribbling away. ‘I’m just writing to a cleaner, the owner of a café, a woman who started her own …

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Governing for Britain

Alison McGovern MP  |  3 June 2016

Local Labour must lead the way, says Alison McGovern When the next Labour prime minister chairs their first cabinet meeting in Downing Street, the real experts in government will not be around the table. There will be precious few on Labour’s frontbench who have served as ministers, handled budgets or run departments. For first-hand experience, …

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Nothing leftwing about leaving

Editorial  |  2 June 2016

The biggest decision facing Britain for a generation comes before voters at the end of the month. The question is simple: ‘Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?’ The only choice is ‘Remain’ or ‘Leave’. There is no third way, no protest vote option, no ‘reopen …

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