City state of mind: Time for a serious offer for England’s cities

Jeremy Cliffe

Variously burdened by economic sclerosis, political dysfunction and additional quandaries too global to handle alone, nation states across the West are stumbling. Mounting evidence suggests that they are no longer the most effective level at which to govern. In some cases, supranational and intergovernmental bodies are better suited. In most, however, power needs to go…


How Miliband can take his ideas to the max

Marcus Roberts

Ed Miliband’s leadership has seen a renaissance in Labour thinking. Big ideas about the economy, the state and power itself have been at the heart of a fundamental revision of the Labour creed. But translating these ideas into practice often results either in an all-consuming discussion of the problem or a series of technocratic policy…