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A huge contribution

Claire Sewell

Jeremy Corbyn delivered his first speech following Theresa May’s snap general election announcement from the Birmingham Carers Hub where he’d gone to listen to more than 60 carers looking after loved ones who are older, disabled or seriously ill. And while he was in the city, he announced a significant key policy for the Labour…

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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…

Isabelle Puaut

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…