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Why it matters: Universal childcare

Arguments for universal childcare have been around ever since investing in early years became a political priority under the previous Labour government. Many believe that the high cost of providing a universal system of childcare rules it out as an...

Full employment first

Once upon a time, Britain was prepared to give the Tories the benefit of the doubt. They said they cared about poverty; they promised a welfare revolution and they pledged, 'we're all in this together'. Now, three long years on,...

Why it matters: A living wage

The living wage campaign is a powerful illustration of the type of change a one nation Labour government can achieve. A campaign that began in the east end of London, it is now a national movement, with communities coming together...

The referendum game

Despite recent difficulties the European Union is a great success.  Many others in the Balkans, in Turkey and Eastern Europe still aspire to join us.  Why should that be if it was the unmitigated failure portrayed by Europhobic politicians?

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