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James Coldwell

James Coldwell is a Labour councillor in Southwark and and works for responsible investment charity ShareAction.

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Book review: Labour’s great betrayal

James Coldwell

Brexit: What the Hell Happens Now?, Ian Dunt, Canbury Press, 2016, £7.99 Two months ago Theresa May called a snap general election to secure a personal mandate for Brexit. May then proceeded, during the campaign, to refuse any meaningful discussion of what this would mean. Happily, this absurd spectacle produced a hung parliament and stripped…

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An even greater prize

James Coldwell

Aside from YouGov, did anyone foresee last week’s election result? Most pollsters were way off the mark, as were the majority of those who placed bets on the outcome. Social media is now awash with spliced clips of Labour grandees forecasting the party’s demise. Yet they expressed the same level of pessimism as Len Mccluskey,…

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A more proactive approach

James Coldwell

“Take back control.” It has become clear that these words, more than anything else, helped the leave side to win the EU referendum vote last year. The result laid bare just how little power millions of voters felt they could exercise over their own lives. Politically, the fallout has damaged Labour more than the other…