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For richer lives

Heather Wakefield

The pledge to invest more in our public services has resonated with the public but we now need to go even further, writes Heather Wakefield Bliss it was indeed to wake to Labour’s 2017 manifesto – and more blissful yet to see the positive public reaction to it reflected in the election result. Seven years…

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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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Consent and public spending

Andrew Harrop

Exploring new models of taxation After the financial crisis, when tax revenues collapsed and public deficits soared, social democrats sought new ways of pursuing social justice which were less reliant on public spending. They rightly focused on the reform of markets, on tax justice and on expanding collectivist, non-market spaces outside the confines of the…