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The Politics of Development

8 May 2012

Two years ago, the G20 committed themselves to promoting inclusive and sustainable economic growth, having argued that ‘for prosperity to be sustained it must be shared.’ Yet as world leaders prepare to attend the next G20 Summit in Mexico next...

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Labour's Missing Five Million

8 May 2012

Between 1997 and 2010, Labour lost votes in all directions: understanding exactly where they all went is key winning them back. Between 1997 and 2010, Labour lost five million votes. The electoral coalition Labour had carefully nurtured in their 18 wilderness...

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Labour must be more ideological to win the next election

1 May 2012

The Fabian Society's new project ‘Labour’s Next Majority’ - introduced in the recent Fabian Review - is to be applauded.  The importance of a Labour Government being returned soon is beyond dispute as the current government looks and is divided, incompetent...

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Land Value Taxation: from proposition to practical policy

29 April 2012

Land Value taxation is a policy idea with a pedigree which, in the United Kingdom, stretches back for well over a century. Over that time, it has moved both up and down the political agenda, without ever being implemented in any...

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The Fairness Instinct: Where the money goes...

28 April 2012

The often unspoken factor in the climate change debate is social justice. Curiously, it is often the deniers who have understood that more clearly than the rest. They have seen that acceptance of the fact of climate disruption not only...

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The Tory ‘feelgood factor’

25 April 2012

Despite the bleak national economic picture, people in Conservative held seats are doing better than those in Labour areas. The Conservatives have form when it comes to winning re-election whilst presiding over deep cuts in public spending, high unemployment and often...

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