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Time and patience

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In War and Peace Tolstoy says about General Kutuzov, the Russian general who was the victor in the war against Napoleon in 1812, that he counselled his generals to allow ‘time and patience’ to work against the enemy. Vladimir Putin may have learned this lesson from Russian history well enough to stand it on its…

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Mobilising the yet to be mobilised

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Now more than ever, politics is local. The importance of people having control over their own lives has rarely been as salient as now. The opportunities for local leaders to meet this need should be grasped by all of us with a commitment to improving the lives of the people we serve. This research reminds…

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The progressive view of Brexit from across the water

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There have been innumerable discussions recently about the many different kinds of Brexit that may play out over the coming months and years. However, as we see it, there are three main types: a ‘Hard Brexit’, a ‘Soft Brexit’ and a ‘Labour Brexit’. Although what the final type actually entails we will have to wait…