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Welcome to... The Department for Transport

In Maria Eagle’s hands, transport has become a battleground policy area in the run-up to 2015. As her successor Mary Creagh takes over as the Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, London-based civil servants and MPs opening postbags in the...

The badger cull is no cure

And so it begins.

After an odyssey of Homeric proportions through the UK legal system, the coalition's Godzilla style rampage though England's green and pleasant land continues with a new enemy: the badger. This cull is a jackhammer blow to biodiversity...

Never Again

What lessons need to be learned from Labour's 2015 election defeat and in particular from the key battleground seats?
Edited by Sally Keeble and Will Straw
July 2015

Labour’s next state: the five big questions

Time flies. The terrible defeat of 2010 feels like yesterday, but suddenly Labour’s 2015 manifesto is just two years away. The good news is the party’s policy debates have energy and vigour, but so far there’s a lot more diagnosis...

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