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Labour has an opportunity to start a different type of politics in London
By Deborah Mattinson - 04 August 15:00

Labour has an opportunity to showcase a different type of politics by nominating Tessa Jowell and taking back City Hall, says Deborah Mattinson. 

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Forced marriage in the UK? It's a bigger problem than you think
By Emily Dyer - 04 August 13:09

To solve the problem, people must first acknowledge it, says Emily Dyer.

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In 2010, Labour was in denial. 2015 is the year of anger
By Andy White - 04 August 10:35

In retrospect, it seems clear that both Milibands were offering denial. This leadership election is defined by anger, says Andy White.

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I backed Tony Benn - but now I'm backing Yvette Cooper, not Jeremy Corbyn
By Jack Dromey - 04 August 8:00

I remember the excitement of backing Tony Benn, my admiration for Michael Foot - and my devastation when Margaret Thatcher won a majority of 140. Don't let it happen again, warns Jack Dromey.

The Greens can't be all things to all people - just ask Nick Clegg
By Adam Ramsay - 03 August 17:03

The Greens can succeed by saying one thing in London and another in the Highlands - but as the Liberal Democrats show, it's the road to ruin. 

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What happens if Jeremy Corbyn wins?
By Stephen Bush - 03 August 14:58

Would Labour split? Would Jeremy Corbyn last a week? In reality, he would likely stay in place for longer than you expect.

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Jeremy Corbyn's message looks great - but check the small print
By Chris Leslie - 03 August 11:28

Politics is the art of the possible. Jeremy Corbyn offers the implausible, warns Chris Leslie. 

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The next Labour leader must take on Osbornomics head on - or fail
By Chi Onwurah - 03 August 8:00

Labour's next leader needs to think deeply about how the new economy should work. 

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Andy Burnham is in third place - and the beneficiary is Jeremy Corbyn
By Stephen Bush - 31 July 18:06

The Welfare Bill has dealt lasting damage to Andy Burnham, and further boosted Jeremy Corbyn's chances of victory. 

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Cuts to council tax benefits have gone largely unreported - but the consequences are big news for Britain's poorest
By Megan Jarvie - 31 July 12:53

The axe has been devolved, with big consequences for Britain's poorest families. 

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Labour cannot be pure but impotent
By Stella Creasy - 31 July 9:53

The full text of Stella Creasy's speech on the challenge facing Labour, and where it goes next.

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Calm down. Jeremy Corbyn hasn't won this - yet
By Keiran Pedley - 30 July 15:47

Rumours of Jeremy Corbyn's victory are greatly exaggerrated, says pollster Keiran Pedley.

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London's housing problem has a simple solution - we need to build more. For that, we need Tessa Jowell
By Ken Clark - 30 July 15:05

We need the Olympic spirit applied to housing, says the former head of London Labour.

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Labour must learn to be radical again
By Barry Gardiner MP - 30 July 13:15

Andy Burnham is right; Labour must learn to be bold again. 

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The real victims of increased tuition fees? The old
By Tim Wigmore - 30 July 8:00

Applications from 18-year-olds are on the rise, including from Britain's poorest families. But part-time and mature students are being deterred. 

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Why has Labour's "swing voter" endorsed Jeremy Corbyn
By Stephen Bush - 29 July 16:40

Jeremy Corbyn has picked up the endorsement of Unison, Labour's second-largest union and seen as the "swing vote" in the Labour party. What's going on?

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25 campaign groups and activists back Jeremy Corbyn for Labour leader
By Stephen Bush - 29 July 13:22

The surprise frontruner for the Labour leadership has been given a boost with the support of 25 campaign groups.

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After the climbdown: where next for Greece and the left?
By Michael Chessum - 29 July 11:11

Michael Chessum looks back at the Greek climbdown.

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This isn't the end. It's just a phase Labour has to go through
By Kevin Meagher - 29 July 8:00

Far from ending its terminal phase, Labour is merely repeating recent history, says Kevin Meagher.

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Does a new poll show Yvette Cooper in second place?
By Stephen Bush - 28 July 20:04

A new leaked poll shows Yvette Cooper in second place against Jeremy Corbyn - but there are reasons to be sceptical.

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As Mayor, keeping Londoners safe will be among my highest priorities
By Sadiq Khan - 28 July 16:46

Keeping Londoners safe should be a top priority for any Mayor, says Sadiq Khan.

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An open letter from a doctor to Jeremy Hunt
By Lucy Bradbeer - 28 July 15:31

Your plans are neither safe, nor sustainable, nor morally okay. 

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Social democracy in a cold climate: how can the Welsh government turn around its schools?
By Ross Davies - 28 July 14:47

The Welsh government will have to do more with less.

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We need to talk about Jeremy: why doctors are so angry with Jeremy Hunt
By Benedict Cooper - 28 July 9:35

Jeremy Hunt is at the centre with another row with the medical profession. What's going on?

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The Lib Dem leadership brought their party closer together. Labour's is tearing them apart
By Dan Falvey - 27 July 17:00

The Liberal Democrats' short contest has allowed that party to get back on the road to recovery. Labour's long one has them on the road to ruin, says Dan Falvey.

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I'm more convinced than ever that Jeremy Corbyn is going to win
By Stephen Bush - 27 July 15:12

The polls felt wrong at the general election. But nothing I've seen or heard suggests the polls showing Corbyn ahead are anything other than correct. 

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The time has come for the Greens to come of age
By Jon Bartley - 27 July 12:42

The Greens have a choice: persist with the old failed approach and get the same old disappointment. Or we can take ourselves seriously. 

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I can't even afford to be a property guardian
By Maya Oppenheim - 27 July 11:35

Property guardianships, where tenants trade rights for lower rent, look an attractive alternative. But London's property market means even they are increasingly out of reach, writes Maya Oppenheim. 

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There are two ways out of the wilderness for Labour: Jeremy Corbyn or Liz Kendall
By Michael Chessum - 27 July 8:00

There are two paths to a Labour victory in 2020, argues Michael Chessum: either Labour reject the principles of neoliberalism with Corbyn, or embrace them with Liz Kendall.

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The left/right divide is outdated and unhelpful
By Matilda Murday - 24 July 17:54

Lines in the sand don't make for good policy-making, says Matilda Murday of the Democratic Society.

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