Labour’s Brexit pain needs to become a plan

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It is tempting, as the Fabian Society general secretary has suggested, to hide beneath the duvet for hours, perhaps days, maybe weeks, as a pillar of Labour’s internationalist identity is smashed apart. From a political and Westminster perspective it is also tempting to stand and point as the campaign teams wither away; ambitious pledges are…


The Labour vision for a post-Brexit Britain

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On 23 June 2016 the British people voted by 52 per cent to 48 per cent to withdraw from the European Union, of which we had been a member since 1973. They did so against the warnings and scare tactics of the Remain campaigners, the advice of so-called expert opinion, and against the predictions of…


Letter for friends in the environment movement

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I know that many of you will have been suffering what feels like a physical blow from the results and fall out of the referendum. Whatever the wider politics of the debate, you have been working for years to protect our wildlife, climate, clean air and water. I expect some of you feel (as I have done…