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Climate policy is worth a speech

Stephen Tindale

At last, a member of the shadow cabinet has given a speech about climate change. Maria Eagle, the shadow environment secretary, went to WWF’s headquarters in Woking yesterday and talked about the choice on offer to the electorate next May: David Cameron, who wants to “cut the green crap”, or Ed Miliband, who “gets” climate…

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The acid test for international justice

Charlotte Proudman, Mark McDonald

As of today, 1,814 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces.  Almost a quarter of the dead are children.  The Israeli military has targeted schools, hospitals and civilian homes in Gaza. Overall the picture is one of carnage and collective punishment against Palestinians. It is an atrocity. An atrocity that led Baroness Warsi to resign…

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A new Treasury view

Dan Corry

There has always been a strand in Labour thinking that has had it in for the Treasury. The argument goes that all that is holding a victorious Labour government back from transforming the British economy into a fair, growth-orientated, balanced place is the dead hand of Treasury theology. Rooted in an obsession with fiscal numbers…