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Politics by people

Olivia Bailey

The labour movement has always fought for the mass participation of people in politics – from campaigning for the equal franchise in the 1910s, to devolution to the nations in the 1990s. As our democracy faces a growing crisis of trust and participation, the left must once again rise to the challenge. As part of…

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Red lines

Richard Corbett MEP

Red lines are in vogue. It’s hard to find a politician who doesn’t want to draw one somewhere, and with Brexit negotiations just around the corner, migration is a current favourite. But the problem with red lines is that you must be careful not to lay them down somewhere they’re likely to trip you up…

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Backwards march

David Clark

As a consequence of the Brexit referendum and its aftermath, the UK has embarked on a path of self-marginalisation at precisely the moment when its voice as a traditional bastion of European liberalism is needed most. Boris Johnson pleads that we will remain a European power, but the simple truth is that we are about…

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Why Life Chances Matter

Alan Milburn, David Miliband MP, John Reid, Ruth Kelly, Yvette Cooper MP

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