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A radical England

Jon Wilson, Tom Kelsey

Regardless of where you sit in the Labour party, it is difficult to look back on the leadership contest and feel a sense of pride. No one can say that this debate has constructively healed bitter divisions. In fact, we have managed to become more divided and it remains unclear where exactly the party is…


Troubling times

Claire Sewell

On the steps of Downing Street, Theresa May promised to speak for “the ordinary working-class family” struggling to make ends meet. Historically, when politicians have spoken of ‘ordinary’ working-class families, however, they have done so with reference to the other kind of working-class family: one that is deviant, or troubled. May must resist the temptation….


Without frontiers

Lois Stonock

There is an opportunity to give the arts new meaning for local communities, writes Lois Stonock. Museums, theatres, radio stations, artists, administrators, thinkers and creatives are just a few of the places and people that fall into a sector called ’the arts’. I like to think of them as the preservers of our heritage, as…