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The Labour Game of Thrones

Watching the Labour leadership debate at this year's Fabian Summer Conference, I was reminded of the HBO mega-series Game of Thrones. The battle for the kingdom of Westeros may be all-consuming to the rival leaders who will do anything to...

The UK should be proud to help refugees where it can

Theresa May has rejected the new EU scheme that seeks to distribute refugees fairly across the EU. Much like the UNHCR scheme to resettle Syrian refugees, the UK will not take part. However, unlike the UN scheme, the EU scheme...

Strong minority governments can deal with other parties

New Zealand has successfully transitioned to multi-party politics with the introduction of proportional representation in the mid-1990s. Since 1996 the country has been led by one coalition majority, three coalition minorities, and four minority governments. The lesson from the South...

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