We won’t win the battle for progressive ideas if we don’t battle in the first place.
We visit the town made famous by George Orwell for its deprivation in the 1930s and find parts of it standing tall – and others beaten down by the cuts.
Osborne has at least one big card left to play - but it might help the Conservatives less than they hope.
The cause of electoral reform will be strengthened in the era of multi-party politics, Labour's shadow Business Secretary believes.
Plus: could Gloria De Piero be a future culture secretary?
Kate Osamor, a trade union activist, is on course to win the Edmonton seat for Labour. She speaks to the New Statesman about her mother's dealings with the party, education and BAME representation.
Scottish Labour's bilingualism used to be a good thing - but the relationship between Westminster and Scotland has changed.
This looks set to be a minimalist budget - but not all is as it seems, and opposition Ed Balls would do well to veer away from it sooner rather than later.
Oliver Frederick Stanley was MP for Westmorland in 1924-45.
When local boys in Butetown left to join Isis, the local Muslim community was shell-shocked and villified. But a group of young women is working to make things better.
The UK's ancient constitution must be reformed to spread power more evenly.
From Trump to Brexit, the world is changing fast - and we need intelligent, incisive journalism more than ever.
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