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Dark days

Andrew Harrop

These are dark days for Britain, for the left, and for the Fabian way. The outcome of the referendum was a defeat for Fabianism – a rejection of our internationalism, our collectivism, our spirit of tolerance and openness. It was a defeat for evidence, reason and expertise. On the left, there were individual leave supporters…

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Open space

Duncan Weldon

As British politics tries to divine the true meaning of Brexit, there is a political opportunity for a party to be pro-openness but also pro-redistribution, argues Duncan Weldon In 2014, Labour was on the winning side of the referendum on Scottish independence and yet ended up paying a huge political price. In 2016 it was…

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The Commonwealth, Europe and the left

Adebusuyi Adeyemi

Could you imagine a decent political leader from the Commonwealth seeking the advice of a British front-line political figure on the ‘left’? That looks ever more unlikely if things carry on as they are. The – at times – comical travails of recent events seem more suited to the 60′s slapstick Carry On series that…

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