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The offer to voters

Kate Murray

We asked parliamentarians, Fabians, writers and academics for their Labour policy ideas Although the country is still waiting for the publication of Labour’s manifesto, we already have a good idea of some of the flagship policies it will contain. First, there are the promises which have featured on the campaign trail: 10,000 extra police officers,…

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The politics of migration

Karl Pike

The former foreign secretary, David Miliband, observed a couple of years ago that all over the world there are “societies struggling to cope with migration, and to cope without it”. His words could be applied to the tension in British politics today: our economy and our society need migration, yet much of the political discourse…

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Go local

Tara Paterson

‘All politics is local.’ If this old American refrain should ring true anywhere today it is in the marginal constituencies of Labour MPs. In the face of worrying poll numbers, many have suggested that Labour candidates looking to defend their seats should highlight their local work and community issues instead of making the pitch for…

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