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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

Top five lessons from 2013: The future of government

1. We’re all fiscal hawks now
2013 confirmed that all the political parties are fiscal hawks now. The choice is which shade of austerity. Ed Balls first hinted at the pain to come if Labour returns to office at the 2012...

Three things that really matter to teachers

There is a gap between political debate about education and what teachers experience at the chalkface. Political discussion seems to constantly centre on types of schools, the difficulty level of exams and the influence of teaching unions. However, from my...

The biggest attack on the NHS

No one disputes that something needs to be done to solve the crisis in the NHS. When the deaths of two patients after long waits on trolleys in hospital corridors in January prompted the Red Cross to declare the NHS...

A new Treasury view

There has always been a strand in Labour thinking that has had it in for the Treasury.

The argument goes that all that is holding a victorious Labour government back from transforming the British economy into a fair, growth-orientated, balanced place...

Labour and Europe: A time for conviction

In his speech at the Labour party conference in September 2014, Ed Miliband said:

Better together, across the United Kingdom. But also better together, true to our traditions of internationalism. And nowhere is this more true than when it comes to...

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