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United front

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Devolution offers the best chance we have to integrate health and social care for those with dementia, writes Hazel Blears For the first time dementia has overtaken cancer and heart disease as the greatest single cause of death in the UK. More than 800,000 people are living with this terrible disease and the number is…

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Fire without smoke

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The challenge of cyber warfare to policy makers At the Fabian Society New Year conference the shadow foreign secretary, Emily Thornberry, was asked hypothetically whether NATO should support Estonia if Russian troops crossed the border. Thornberry responded in a surprising way by saying that Russia had already attacked Estonia, and NATO had done nothing. Thornberry…

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Can Labour reach beyond the metropolitan elite?

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The result of the 2015 general election saw Labour retreat to the cities. We racked up our worst performance in terms of share of the vote. We lost seats, or failed to gain our targets, in towns, in suburbs, in rural areas, and in coastal towns, from Bolton to Southampton, from Gower to Morley &…