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Last night’s group hug was a warning shot for Labour

Alex Adranghi

The smaller parties stole the show in the opposition debate last night on the BBC. One of the biggest talking points occurred at the end of the debate when the leaders of the three smaller progressive party leaders embracing in the now viral group hug. The symbolism is powerful. Three party leaders differentiating themselves against…


Memos to Ministers: Department of Culture, Media and Sport

Daisy Srblin

Just as in May 2015, culture was at the heart of an incoming government in 1997. That year, real political change after eighteen years of Conservative rule was reflected in the spirit of ‘cool Britannia’, a prevailing sense that what Britain had lost in imperial stature it more than made up for in creative cultural…