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The radical reformer

Philippe Marlière

With his poll ratings falling, Benoît Hamon is unlikely to make it into the final round of the French presidential election next month. But his candidacy has been a breath of fresh air for French socialists after François Hollande’s unimpressive term, argues Philippe Marlièr When Benoît Hamon emphatically defeated Manuel Valls, the former prime minister,…

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A letter from Hong Kong

James Roberts

I first visited Hong Kong in 2006 and was greatly impressed by the glamour and buzz of the city but also by the warmth of the welcome I received from the students at Hong Kong City University who I spent time with. There was a real sense of optimism and that while Hong Kong’s future…

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Democracy and the network of elites

Alexandra Runswick

George Osborne was met with consternation and disbelief from the public, and many of his fellow MPs, upon announcing that he would be adding ‘editor of the Evening Standard’ to his roster of second jobs. But his move is hardly an exception to the rule; when it comes to MPs and peers taking up roles…

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Why Life Chances Matter

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

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