Cranes

Time for Labour to take English devolution seriously

Ben Lucas

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…

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Missed opportunity

Mari Williams

Tony Crosland set out his vision for education in The Future of Socialism. “. . . all children can, if the society so decides, at least be given an equal chance of access to the best education. This chance does not exist in Britain, since the wealthier classes can purchase for their children the overwhelming…

Fracture

A union of citizens

Sonny Leong

As a proud British citizen, born in Malaysia and of Chinese descent, 2016 has been a terrifying year. The rise in racist incidents and attacks since the EU Referendum has been well-documented – an outpouring of hate that shocked so many across the country, who believed us to be an open, diverse and welcoming society….