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Gazing towards the horizon

Andrew Harrop

Labour cannot be a heritage brand, but must build a vision for the future that has something for everyone, writes Andrew Harrop The 20th anniversary of Labour’s extraordinary 1997 election campaign arrives at a very dark moment for the left in Britain. The triggering of Article 50 marks the moment where the UK turns away…

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A good compromise

Florence Sutcliffe-Braithwaite

From its earliest years, Labour has been divided between those who wanted socialism to be a radical vision of a new, moral way of life, and those who saw Labour politics as about maximising votes to win power and enact practical social and economic reform. Sometimes, social movements and electioneering were successfully yoked together –…

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Peace processes

David Kitching

The public debate leading up to the EU referendum showed an alarming disregard for the potential of Brexit to disrupt the peace agreement in Northern Ireland. Several commentators have indicated that triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty could precipitate a poll on Irish unification. The situation in the Republic is currently precarious, with a…