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Committing to community politics

A year ago, the Liberal Democrats reaffirmed their commitment to community politics. This is more than a campaigning methodology; indeed, to quote from the book that started it all (Bernard Greaves and Gordon Lishman’s The Theory and Practice of Community...

Don't let great be the enemy of the good

Despite their differences in views, it seems all the party conferences see the issue of apprenticeships as a popular fringe topic. It came up again at a Fabian Society roundtable, which I attended while at the Labour conference in Manchester.

Why...

The many layers of one nation Labour

'One nation' Labour. What a blinder. I am brimming over in admiration for Ed Miliband and his team for this most audacious of rhetorical land grabs. Not because it was a cheeky, clever conference week headline but because it provides...

Going local

All politics is local seems to be the unsurprising, yet insightful, finding of the Fabian's polling of non-voters. If politicians want to encourage people back to the ballot box they need to spend "more time doing good work in my...

Fabian Fringe at Labour Conference Tuesday: LIVE BLOG

1945: It's amazing how quickly a mood can shift in politics; or perhaps more specifically in the bubble of a political conference. But there's no doubt the view that Ed's speech was a triumph is hardening among Labour members and...

Politics is a place for ideas to grow

Conference is of course a good opportunity for party members to get together, catch up, take stock and generally get a feel for what issues members are interested in and also how to move forward over the next year and...

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