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KARL PIKE: Keir Starmer has some big choices to make about the government he wants to lead. Whatever he decides, he cannot afford to be unambitious

The politics of migration

The former foreign secretary, David Miliband, observed a couple of years ago that all over the world there are "societies struggling to cope with migration, and to cope without it". His words could be applied to the tension in British...

Labour’s Brexit pain needs to become a plan

It is tempting, as the Fabian Society general secretary has suggested, to hide beneath the duvet for hours, perhaps days, maybe weeks, as a pillar of Labour’s internationalist identity is smashed apart.

From a political and Westminster perspective it is also...

The utility of politics

In the week where the Prime Minister was commenting on the arrangement of Jeremy Corbyn’s tie, I noticed an essay by James Meek which portrayed the Labour leader in a clingy green and brown number, with a funny hat and...

Why Labour must embrace a new revisionism

Social Democratic revisionism has, as the name suggests, a history of challenging older doctrine. From Eduard Bernstein’s criticisms of early Marxism, to Tony Crosland’s objection to public ownership as the sole route to socialism, revisionism has always challenged old solutions...

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