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French lessons

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Marie-Noelle Loewe argues that the birth of Emmanuel Macron’s En Marche movement in France holds lessons for the moderate left here Sometimes, history does indeed repeat itself. So September 2016 has felt a lot like September last year: waiting for the result of the Labour leadership election, with a sense of doom that members are…

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Shifting the debate

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Kicking off a Fabian Review series on the refugee crisis, Jessica Toale says Labour must do more to shift the debate This week Theresa May spoke at the UN summit on refugees and migrants. The world is facing the greatest refugee crisis in its history with 65 million people displaced globally, yet May asserted her…

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Time for Labour to take English devolution seriously

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Several years ago Giles Radice coined the phrase ‘Labour’s southern discomfort’ to describe the party’s difficult relationship with southern voters. This condition has worsened to such an extent that it could now be diagnosed as ‘Labour’s English discomfort’. Labour has been brutally routed in Scotland and is hanging on in Wales, so to find itself…