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February 2014 Last week's attempts at arm-twisting Scotland over sterling and European Union membership have backfired. But an independent Scotland should want no part in either surrendering monetary sovereignty or EU constitutionalised neoliberalism.
Ed Miliband and Jon Cruddas led the charge with a pair of visionary but detail-light speeches about the ways a Labour government will start to hand power down to councils and communities. Even this rhetorical shift towards localism is remarkable
Inside Westminster There is no guarantee that fair distribution of opportunity will even be a factor in the election...The best jobs go to graduates of top universities, to which admission is fast-tracked from the finest schools, which cost money.
Civil service reform and the machinery of government may not be as immediately enticing as the progressive challenge of transforming Britain's broken political economy, or revitalising the post-war welfare state. But the question of how to use
Stuart Hall - who had a deep and abiding love for ordinary everyday life and ordinary people. Those people familiar with the persona of Stuart Hall as a public intellectual , or perhaps familiar with his role as exemplary pedagogue (recalling his
It is an offence to keep a political donation from someone who is not on a UK electoral register. Peter Horne, the Electoral Commission's director of party and election finance, said: "These organisations failed to check a donor was on the electoral
One of the things that attracted so many in Labour to Ed Miliband's leadership campaign was his commitment to reduce inequality. Confronted by the widening gap between rich and poor, Tony Blair would glibly remark that he didn't go into politics "to
Chris Smith, as he was known before his elevation to the House of Lords, made history in 1984 when he became the first openly gay male MP in Britain's House of Commons. He had recently been elected Labour MP for Islington South, when he made his
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Labour has been warned that it risks underestimating the threat posed by the UK Independence Party because Nigel Farage's party is appealing to Labour's traditional working class base. Peter Hain, the former Cabinet minister and a close ally of Ed