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Public character

So Jon Cruddas is in hot water with the media, again. This time it is his supposedly anti-business stance with respect to public services. Through partial quotation of a forthcoming pamphlet, the Daily Telegraph suggested yesterday that Cruddas wants to...

Ukip need to be exposed, not ignored

Several years have passed since Yvette Cooper and Ed Balls spent their Christmas Eve trying, and failing, to find Argos in Basingstoke, where they were spending the festive period with Cooper’s family. Having twice circumnavigated the town’s ringroad through grid-locked...

Going public

Since Labour lost power in 2010, the left has turned away from the key precepts of public service reform as practised by the Blair/Brown governments in England. The twin axioms of the New Labour period – top-down control and the...

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