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Labour’s six battlegrounds

This is going to be complicated. In June’s surprise election Labour will need to fight on six different fronts and each local campaign will need to be tailored to its own context. More than in any previous election, Labour campaigners...

New dawn fades

It was 20 years ago next month, but Tony Blair’s landslide election victory still shapes the left today. Steven Fielding reflects on New Labour’s achievements – and the opportunities it wasted
On the early evening of Saturday 23 June 2007, BBC1...

Fire without smoke

The challenge of cyber warfare to policy makers

At the Fabian Society New Year conference the shadow foreign secretary, Emily Thornberry, was asked hypothetically whether NATO should support Estonia if Russian troops crossed the border. Thornberry responded in a surprising way...

Bridging the gap

With the triumph of Donald Trump in the United States and the victory of the leave campaign in the EU referendum, a distinct anti-establishment discourse has developed in Europe and the US. But with the continued rise of the Front...

A renaissance in democracy?

Social media has the potential to resuscitate the democratic process. During the 1990s, voter turn out and engagement declined rapidly amongst young people. Political party membership has also decreased across Europe and in the UK. Fewer people are participating and...

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