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Richard Brooks

Richard Brooks was Research Director of the Fabian Society and co-author of Narrowing the Gap, the report of the Fabian Commission on Life Chances and Child Poverty. He tweets @_RichardBrooks_

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How to get Labour working

Richard Brooks

Victory in the Lords and George Osborne’s autumn u-turn over tax credit cuts provided welcome relief after a torrid summer for the left. But don’t go mad with your celebrations. Not only was this a delay rather than a true defeat, we’re in danger of winning a battle while losing the war. Labour are still…

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Out of sight

Richard Brooks

Around 15 years ago a new tribe entered our lexicon: the NEETs, young people who are not in education, employment or training. Reducing their number was a priority for the Labour government of the day. The Social Exclusion Unit was tasked by the prime minister to drive progress, and he personally authored the foreword to…