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A New Labour Majority
Author: Patrick Diamond
Date:22 November 2014
The aftermath of the Scottish referendum and the growing threat posed by UKIP shows that Labour can no longer rely on increasing its share of parliamentary seats in its so-called ‘northern and Celtic heartlands’. The party cannot construct an electoral majority appealing only to those hardest hit since the crisis. Labour’s challenge now is an existential one: it must demonstrate that British social democracy can achieve reforms in the name of a more equal and just society without higher public spending.
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The Popular Centre
Author: Hopi Sen
Date:21 November 2014
In this paper, Hopi Sen warns against trying to ‘out-populist the populists’ – making promises to end austerity or reduce immigration to a trickle. This raises unrealistic expectations and feeds the very distrust of politicians and government in which populism thrives. Sen calls instead for a new popular centre – 'focused, concrete, limited social policy changes' and allocating 'blame for the failure of politics where it belongs: with politics and the state itself.
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Laying the Foundations for a Labour Century
Author: Liz Kendall & John Woodcock (eds)
Date:21 September 2014
This collection of essays by a new generation of Labour MPs brings together ideas on how the centre-left can maintain its electoral appeal and remain an effective force for progress amidst the major economic and political challenges of our times.
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Mending the Fractured Economy
Author: Adonis Growth Review
Date:01 July 2014
The final report of the Adonis Review, Mending the Fractured Economy: Starter State, Better Jobs, sets out reforms to boost innovation, tackle skills shortages and address youth unemployment, support growth companies, and empower city and county regions.
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Making Progressive Politics Work
Author: Policy Network (eds)
Date:22 April 2014
As the slow return to growth begins to gather pace in western democracies, the danger is that insufficient attention has been given to structural economic weaknesses and long-term stresses on representational politics and governance. This ranges from technological change and disruptive economic forces to growing insecurity and inequality, fragile tax systems, skills and education mismatches, polarised labour markets, uncertainty over middle income jobs, and vulnerable social security settlements.
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British Political Parties in Europe
Author: Renaud Thillaye
Date:02 April 2014
This new Policy Network paper investigates how successful political parties have been at using the power of European politics. By analysing the voting patterns of British MEPs during the last European Parliament’s mandate (2009-2014), it highlights how often Conservatives, Labour, Lib Dems and UKIP participated in winning coalitions and have influenced policymaking in 15 of the European Parliament's most important decisions.

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Competing in a Race to the Top
Author: Andrew Adonis
Date:04 March 2014
Andrew Adonis haspublished a Policy Network paper outlining the findings from his survey of more than 200 employers on the barriers to economic growth.
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The Europe Dilemma
Author: Roger Liddle
Date:26 February 2014
In his new book, Policy Network chairman Roger Liddle critically explores Britain’s chequered history with Europe and the critical choices that burden past, present and future governments.
Governing Britain
Author: Patrick Diamond
Date:14 February 2014
Drawing on an unprecedented level of access and wide-ranging interviews with former ministers, senior civil servants and political advisers, Policy Network vice-chair Patrick Diamond examines the administrative and political machinery serving the British Prime Minister.
Contracts not Hand-Outs
Author: Andrew Adonis
Date:27 January 2014
Andrew Adonis has today published a Policy Network paper calling for government to radically improve its own commercial relationship with small businesses.
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