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Down under: The challenges facing ALP

Less than one week after Bill Shorten was elected leader of the Australian Labor Party, the gravity of the situation is clear.  The brief period of excitement as members rejoiced in the modest serving of democracy that was rationed out,...

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...

Labour's New Towns: Lessons from Milton Keynes

Renewed interest in house building is an important aspect of boosting construction in a post-recession in economy. The drop in construction in the 2008 period was marked, yet it did not tell the whole story of Britain’s modern relationship with...

Fabian Fringe at Labour Conference Sunday: LIVE BLOG

2105: And that's that. Observation: Owen Jones gets more applause at Labour conference fringe meetings than Dan Hodges. Who'd have thunk. And Polly Toynbee doesn't like events running over time.

That's it for #FabLab day one. Thanks for reading and there'll be...

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...

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