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  • 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.
  • State of the Left - UK
    John McTernan - 07 November 2014
    While the Tories are struggling in their battle against Ukip, Labour is still in the process of establishing itself firmly as a ‘post-Blair’ party.
  • Politics • UK • Labour
    John McTernan - 21 September 2014
    Britain faces an urgent crisis of political authority and a fractured economy. The Labour leader needs to give a speech that squares-up to the easy promises of populism.
  • Elections • Sweden • Social Democracy
    Patrick Diamond - 18 September 2014
    Centre-left parties elsewhere in Europe, particularly Britain, should heed the success of the Social Democrats in Sweden.
  • Inclusive Growth • Productivity • Unions
    Roy Rickhuss - 26 August 2014
    Government, industry and unions will need to change if the UK is to be globally competitive and create more good, productive and sustainable jobs.

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