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True north

There’s a popular belief that the Chinese word for crisis is made up of the symbols for both danger and opportunity. The Labour party has a similar relationship with the word devolution, though sadly we don’t seem to be focusing...

Rebuilding Labour Britain

2015 lies behind the Labour party like a battlefield littered with the detritus of its defeat. The party retreats into the new year, disoriented and deeply uncertain of its future. Ahead of it lies the European referendum debate and elections...

Listen again: Northern powerhouse: spin or substance?

This Labour party conference fringe event, in partnership with Heathrow, explored the idea of the northern powerhouse, in particular whether it can reduce the north-south divide, and the political opportunities for Labour.

We were joined by: Conor McGinn MP (opposition whip),...

Three steps to Tackle the English Question

Everyone I know who isn't a Labour politician thinks English votes for English laws is a start, but just a start in dealing with the question of power in England. Only Conservative MPs think it resolves it. The Tory move...

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