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From medieval Europe to modern day austerity, we need to rethink business ownership
By Ed Mayo - 01 July 13:51

From the Middle Ages to the modern day: co-operativism works. 

Labour's acting leader declared: "He's in a holding pattern above Heathrow and Boris won't let him land".
PMQs review: A win for Harman as Cameron prevaricates over Heathrow
By George Eaton - 01 July 13:22

Labour's acting leader declared: "He's in a holding pattern above Heathrow and Boris won't let him land".

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Things could still get worse for Labour
By Richard Carr - 01 July 12:49

Labour can either try and win an election, or host a pretty convivial set of party conferences and left-leaning summits over the next five years, says Richard Carr.

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Staffing: the time bomb at the heart of the NHS
By Benedict Cooper - 01 July 11:57

Staff levels in the NHS are at a danger point, and the government is in denial, warns Benedict Cooper.

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Don't punish the Greeks for the current crisis – they shoulder the heaviest burden
By Vicky Pryce - 01 July 11:40

It's hard to imagine many other countries putting up with a 25 per cent decline in GDP, a 26 per cent unemployment rate and 35 per cent salary cuts without a revolution and a public lynching of their elected officials.

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Liz Kendall and Caroline Flint are the team to fear, say Conservative councillors
By Stephen Bush - 01 July 11:25

A new survey of Conservative councillors lists Liz Kendall and Caroline Flint as the candidates they most fear - but a survey of their Labour counterparts show the two going down to heavy defeats.

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Greece bows to creditor demands - but Germany looks ahead to referendum
By New Statesman - 01 July 11:23

Alexis Tsipras has conceded to all but minor aspects of Greece's creditors, but Berlin says it won't negotiate until after the referendum.

Chris Leslie says that he believes the issue has "moved off the agenda" in contrast to Yvette Cooper and Andy Burnham.
Labour leadership candidates and shadow chancellor divided over 50p tax rate
By George Eaton - 01 July 10:29

Chris Leslie says that he believes the issue has "moved off the agenda" in contrast to Yvette Cooper and Andy Burnham. 

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Greece misses its IMF €1.5bn payment deadline as its bailout expires
By New Statesman - 01 July 10:09

Greece has missed the deadline to pay €1.5bn to the International Monetary Fund, putting the country into arrears, while eurozone ministers refuse to extend its bailout.

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Will the government go to war over Heathrow?
By Stephen Bush - 01 July 8:00

The Davies Report into airport expansion has opted for a third runway at Heathrow - triggering a split at the top of the Tory party.

Liz Kendall at the launch of Labour's NHS manifesto. Photo: Getty Images
25 Labour parliamentary candidates back Liz Kendall for the Labour leadership
By Stephen Bush - 30 June 17:26

25 parliamentary candidates from across the country have endorsed Liz Kendall's bid for the Labour leadership. 

Yvette Cooper and Andy Burnham sing the Red Flag at Labour party conference. Photo: Getty Images
Let's be clear: there is no continuity candidate in the Labour leadership race
By Chris Bryant - 30 June 16:59

No-one in the Labour party thinks that "one more heave" is enough. No-one thinks the party doesn't need to change. The question is: how much change?

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Even in victory, the Conservatives must continue to reach out to Labour voters
By Daniel Kawczynski - 30 June 15:47

The election victory is an opportunity to speak not just to those voters who re-elected the Tories, but to those who stuck with Labour, says Daniel Kawczynski.

Particularly depressing as Watson did some interesting stuff around t'Internet and Flint is Labour's best media performer. #TUdebate
Fracking is in retreat; time to join the struggle
By Guy Shrubsole - 30 June 15:06

Recent days show that the establishment's fracking mania can be stopped by well-organised, well-meaning people, says Guy Shrubsole.

David Cameron greets Angela Merkel during his whistlestop tour of Europe. Photo: Getty Images
Does David Cameron have a "woman problem"?
By Stephen Bush - 30 June 14:00

Yvette Cooper makes great play of David Cameron's "woman problem", but it's Labour's "man problem" she should be worried about.

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The last Liberal Democrat: meet Europe's lonely liberal
By Dave Keating - 30 June 13:06

Last month’s defeat for the Liberal Democrats was bad, but their defeat in last year’s European elections was even worse. One year on, Catherine Bearder is struggling with her role as the lone voice of British liberalism in Europe.

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Labour should fear Zac Goldsmith
By Kate Hoey - 30 June 11:38

Zac Goldsmith is a formidable opponent who can only be defeated if Labour picks the right candidate, says Kate Hoey.

7/7, 10 years on: Tessa Jowell's memorial lecture
By Tessa Jowell - 30 June 6:52

On 7 July 2005, London was attacked by terrorists. Tessa Jowell's memorial lecture is below.

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Tunisia: a country in transition, and under considerable threat
By Corine Wood-Donnelly - 29 June 17:55

The Tunisia that emerged from the Jasmine Revolution is under threat, from within and without. 

The PM declared that "we must be more intolerant of intolerance" and confirmed that the government would not accept any of the 40,000 refugees in Italy and Greece.
Cameron previews tougher stance on extremism and again rejects refugees
By George Eaton - 29 June 17:41

The PM declared that "we must be more intolerant of intolerance" and confirmed that the government would not accept any of the 40,000 refugees in Italy and Greece. 

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Ed Miliband changed the Labour party in a way we don't yet fully appreciate
By Stephen Bush - 29 June 17:26

Ed Miliband leaves the party's left flank in ruder health than it has been for decades.

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There's a crisis in our democracy. Why isn't anyone talking about it?
By James Elder - 29 June 14:32

Just 24 per cent of people voted Tory. Just 21 per cent backed Labour. Why aren't we more worried, asks James Elder.

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Haven't I been on this march before?
By Michael Chessum - 29 June 12:44

The anti-austerity march left many people grappling with feelings of deja vu - but it doesn't have to be that way, says Michael Chessum.

Rather than cutting the top rate, the Conservatives would be wise to reduce the burden on the poorest fifth.
The Tories should remember that the poorest pay the most tax
By George Eaton - 29 June 12:40

Rather than cutting the top rate, the Conservatives would be wise to reduce the burden on the poorest fifth. 

Labour leadership hopefuls unite in promising a 50/50 gender balance and all-women shortlists
By Stephen Bush - 29 June 11:48

All four Labour leadership candidates have vowed to maintain all-women shortlists.

Andy Burnham and Yvette Cooper leave a Cabinet meeting in 2008. Photo: Getty Images
Yvette Cooper and Andy Burnham need to show why they're not just more of the same
By John Woodcock - 29 June 8:00

The same words with a different accent or gender will lead to the same result, warns Labour MP John Woodcock.

The government has questions to answer over the rail fiasco
By Lilian Greenwood - 26 June 15:43

Passengers deserve better than ministers who are happy to be photographed next to new trains but then withhold the truth from the public.

Jeremy Corbyn has other jobs in his sight. Photo: Getty
Does Jeremy Corbyn even believe he can't be Labour leader? He's applying for another job...
By Anoosh Chakelian - 26 June 15:03

The Labour leadership hopeful has sent an email out to his colleagues asking for their support for him to be elected to the Foreign Affairs Select Committee.

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What causes Islamic terror? David Cameron can't decide
By Stephen Bush - 26 June 14:55

David Cameron seems to have a different take on what causes Islamic terrorism every week.

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