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A new programme for 2020

James Coldwell

Labour needs a bolder and more coherent economic message – with a commitment to fairness and transparency at its heart For Labour party members, the reasons to despair continue to mount up. Last year’s general election defeat and this summer’s vote to leave the European Union have left the party demoralised and bewildered. For an…

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Contemporary collectivism

Gerald Holtham

 It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so. Attributed to Mark Twain Rapid or profound change can wrong-foot anyone. Political parties in the UK now face a challenge. Economic developments are making a number of public attitudes out of date or even obsolete….

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Continental Partnership

Nick Donovan

The path to a soft Brexit lies along a very narrow ridge, with vertiginous drops to hard Brexit on one side and to remain on the other. Even worse, we’re groping along in the dark, with each step – a Theresa May speech or a by-election result – sending some rocks clattering down the cliffs….