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Shaping the campaign

Patrick Diamond

The opinion polls currently point towards a general election result for the Labour party so catastrophic it leads to a political earthquake and the long-term realignment of British politics. Theresa May’s Conservatives are significantly ahead on critical indicators of electoral performance: party affiliation; leadership strength; economic competence. The irony, however, is that beyond Brexit this…

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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…

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Taking the pledge

Kate Murray

When we asked for ideas for a new pledge card in the latest issue of the Fabian Review, little did we know that a snap general election was on the cards. Now, with that election just weeks away, Labour needs to connect with the voters – and fast. So what promises should the party make to win their…

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Yes We Can

Nick Anstead, Will Straw

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