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The ‘In’ Crowd: Labour needs to define a pro-EU agenda

Mark Leonard

The genie of nationalism has been truly unleashed by Alex Salmond, and Labour now finds itself buffeted by unprecedented forces on either side of the border. Douglas Carswell has ripped apart the delicate Tory truce on Europe and the obscure back – bencher Bob Neill will make the European issue a key political cleavage when…


A new politics: Let’s give MPs a job description

Simon Danczuk

How will the new politics come about? What’ll be the big bang to bring about this brave new world? Will it be gender equality on the green benches? The first black prime minister? Or might it be something altogether more prosaic and less obviously ‘progressive’? There’s long been a tendency in Westminster to overreach where…