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  • Labour • Economics • Tax
    Stephen Beer - 22 May 2015
    As the contenders for the Labour leadership begin to set out their stalls, what economic questions should they face?
  • UK election • Economy • Labour
    Roger Liddle - 14 May 2015
    Labour's offer to the country was fatally flawed on economic competence and Ed Miliband paid the price
  • Labour • Election • Economy
    Patrick Diamond - 11 May 2015
    The party’s calamitous defeat was not the rejection of a man, but his ideas
  • State of the Left - United Kingdom
    Hopi Sen - 30 April 2015
    The main parties have not done much to reach out to new supporters in this campaign. That explains the likely stalemate
  • Labour • Populism • Elections
    Tim Bale - 10 March 2015
    The left populist challenge to Labour is contained for now. But victory in May could make the party more vulnerable
  • State of the Left - United Kingdom
    Hopi Sen - 29 January 2015
    Not responding to the threat of the ‘outsider’ parties will only see Labour's voter base eroded from all directions
  • Labour • Politics • Ed Miliband
    Tim Bale - 08 January 2015
    New Labour’s failure to establish a political hegemony may be the most important lesson Ed Miliband can learn from his predecessors
  • State of the Left - United Kingdom
    John McTernan - 12 December 2014
    Labour may eke out a win in Britain next May but the shape of it, and the contours of the electoral battlefield, remain obscure
  • Brexit • Europe • Politics
    Roger Liddle - 26 November 2014
    Britain risks drifting dozily towards departure if the economic and emotional cases for EU membership are not made more forcefully.
  • Europe • Brexit • EPP
    Denis MacShane - 13 November 2014
    We are witnessing the emergence of a new European Union lacking a centre of power.

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