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Labour’s six battlegrounds

Andrew Harrop

This is going to be complicated. In June’s surprise election Labour will need to fight on six different fronts and each local campaign will need to be tailored to its own context. More than in any previous election, Labour campaigners will not be able to rely on the size of current majorities as a guide…

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Gazing towards the horizon

Andrew Harrop

Labour cannot be a heritage brand, but must build a vision for the future that has something for everyone, writes Andrew Harrop The 20th anniversary of Labour’s extraordinary 1997 election campaign arrives at a very dark moment for the left in Britain. The triggering of Article 50 marks the moment where the UK turns away…

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Civil society

Dan Corry, Gerry Stoker

Progressives have never been entirely happy with civil society – unless it is packaged in a nostalgic way around trade unions, friendly societies and co-ops. For many on the left it reeks of paternalist charity, of the rich deigning to support the poor, handing  down a small part of their excess pay and profit; the…