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The right to a decent home

Kate Murray

Elections used to be won and lost on housing. From 1918 when Lloyd George promised homes fit for heroes to 1945, when the Labour manifesto proclaimed that housing was ‘one of the greatest and one of the earliest tests of a government’s real determination to put the nation first’, and from 1951, when the Conservatives…

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Ambitions for Britain

Andrew Harrop

Labour enters this election travelling light. It has a handful of decent policy pledges, mainly recycled from Ed Miliband’s manifesto and Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership campaigns. But election policies are meant to be the icing on the cake. The cake itself is the thinking and feeling that imbues the party; the relationships it builds and the…

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Taking the pledge

Kate Murray

When we asked for ideas for a new pledge card in the latest issue of the Fabian Review, little did we know that a snap general election was on the cards. Now, with that election just weeks away, Labour needs to connect with the voters – and fast. So what promises should the party make to win their…