Category: Blog

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Adam Langleben

What the conversation around Labour’s vote share gets wrong

Now that the dust has settled a little and the adrenaline has worn off, it’s worth thinking a bit deeper about the election results from Thursday. Labour has a majority, a large majority – one that gives it the mandate to make the change that is desperately needed. That this

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Tijs Broeke

Labour is now the party of national security

“We are living in a more dangerous, volatile world. Our adversaries openly challenge the values we cherish. Freedom, sovereignty, the rule of law – and of course the open international order upon which so much depends”, wrote Lord David Cameron recently in an open letter to The Telegraph (9 June

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Nick Bent

A strong start from Starmer on social mobility

Six weeks ago, when I spoke at the Progressive Britain conference on ‘is Labour serious about class’? and blogged that, yes, I thought they were, none of us had any idea that a General Election would come so soon.  We’re now just two weeks from a potentially historic polling day,

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Gary Kent

Only Labour can mend the UK’s reputation on foreign policy

To paraphrase Trotsky, you may not be interested in foreign policy, but foreign policy is interested in you. National security will be an issue in the general election but thankfully Corbyn’s ambiguities have been muscled out by a tough-minded Labour approach including securonomics. We live in an age of crisis,

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Andrew Pakes

Realising the potential of everyday AI

The Prime Minister was right to set out the challenges of AI in terms of the progress technology could deliver. There are incredible opportunities for human ingenuity to combine with the best of new technologies to transform our economy and society. Accelerating developments in AI and related digital technologies could

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Ella Crine

Labour needs a prevention-focused strategy for tackling VAWG

The Tory Government talks about wanting to tackle violence against women and girls – while presiding over a system crippled by underfunding, which in most cases cannot bring perpetrators to justice. As with many aspects of our public realm, the Tories talk tough and deliver precious little. Much has been

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William Freer

Labour’s defence policy journey: nearing the summit

Keir Starmer, in a recent interview with i, has sought to set out his stall on Labour’s defence policy should the party win the general election by committing to spending 2.5% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) on defence – ‘as long as it is achievable within Labour’s borrowing rules’. Two

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