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The spirit of revisionism

Andrew Harrop

The events of 2015 proved that the British left needs a fundamental intellectual re-set. In less than six months, mainstream social democratic ideas were rejected twice over, with Ed Miliband’s bitter general election defeat and Jeremy Corbyn’s victory over the traditional centre left. 19 years after Tony Blair’s first election victory, it is the end…

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Poorly targeted: reforming the taxation of low income families

Adam Corlett

Recent reforms have focused on raising the personal allowance to ‘take the poorest out of tax’, but this is not the progressive policy it purports to be. If we want to genuinely support lower income households, we need to engage with reforming a broad range of different taxes as well as looking to the much bigger prize of the benefits…