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On a campaign footing

Ian Lavery MP

The general election of June 2017 marked a turning point in British politics and saw one of the most dramatic results in electoral history. The Labour party defied all expectations increasing our share of the vote on the previous election by the biggest percentage since the 1945 landslide under Clement Attlee. Only a month earlier…

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Labour’s turning point

David Ward

Black Wednesday, the Maastricht treaty and what John Smith would think about Brexit Twenty-five years ago, ‘Black Wednesday’ saw the pound forced out of the European Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERM). This dramatic humiliation of John Major’s government on 16 September 1992, wrecked the Tory party’s reputation for economic competence and ignited a furious internal struggle over…

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The biggest attack on the NHS

Mohammad Yasin MP

No one disputes that something needs to be done to solve the crisis in the NHS. When the deaths of two patients after long waits on trolleys in hospital corridors in January prompted the Red Cross to declare the NHS was facing a “humanitarian crisis”, as hospitals and ambulance services struggled to keep up with…

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