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A new council house building programme

In the past there were those on the left who argued that there was little necessity for a substantial increase in public sector housing. By now they have probably by now changed their views on this issue.

The banking crisis, austerity...

Why Labour must talk about foreign policy

A new Fabian Society pamphlet that maps out Labour’s policy direction under Ed Miliband has successfully set the centre-left all-a-flutter this month. As ‘The Shape of Things to Come’ landed on Fabian members’ doorsteps, the prospect of a clear post-New...

Power to the people – but let’s mean it

Disillusionment with politics in our communities is born out of a disconnection with what really matters – the decision making affecting people’s daily lives.

For years we’ve worn out the cliché ‘empowerment to communities’, and apart from setting up a plethora...

Create co-operative housing tenure

Most Labour activists, councillors and MPs will be familiar with the housing crisis in Britain. First time buyers are now confronted with an average house price of more than £160,000 (£280,000 in London) to get their first step on the...

A sustainable rental market

A recent report from the Resolution Foundation and Shelter starkly outlined the rapidly changing housing patterns now evident in almost every community throughout the UK. This has been fed by a rapid increase in the number of short-term private rental...

A proper graduate tax

The chaos that has characterised this government’s approach to higher education has presented a threat to the sector and a challenge for Labour. Our universities are one of the great UK success stories, admired throughout the world. But they have...

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