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The Labour leader's vision of "responsible capitalism" would gain credibility if he could find more responsible capitalists.
Miliband champions business. Now he needs business to champion Miliband
By George Eaton - 03 July 7:34

The Labour leader's vision of "responsible capitalism" would gain credibility if he could find more responsible capitalists.

While the the Tories are increasingly reliant on a small pool of mega rich donors, Labour is rebuilding itself as a movement.
The Tories want to buy Britain, but they're losing the campaigning battle
By Jon Ashworth - 02 July 17:06

While the the Tories are increasingly reliant on a small pool of mega rich donors, Labour is rebuilding itself as a movement. 

Inside this week’s New Statesman | After God
By New Statesman - 02 July 15:27

A first look at this week's magazine. 

In Labour's "economy week", its leader avoided the subject.
PMQs review: Miliband plays it safe by going on the NHS
By George Eaton - 02 July 13:19

In Labour's "economy week", its leader avoided the subject.

Miliband's party will not be cast as the only one that "doesn't trust the people".
Lib Dem decision not to guarantee EU referendum offers relief for Labour
By George Eaton - 02 July 11:15

Miliband's party will not be left as the only one that "doesn't trust the people".

Job Centre. Photo: Getty
Why we can no longer say any job is a good job
By Dan Holden - 02 July 11:09

The political issues of work are not just employment and low pay; the idea of good work is also gaining political momentum, and should play a big role in policy after 2015.

Sadiq Khan. Photo: Getty
Sadiq Khan: Labour will look at extending youth justice system to age 21
By Sadiq Khan - 02 July 8:35

The shadow secretary of state for justice praises the success of the youth justice system and spells out how his party could harness this in government.

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MPs call for historical allegations of paedophile MP ring to be investigated
By Anoosh Chakelian - 02 July 8:29

MPs are calling for an alleged network of paedophile politicians in the Eighties to be investigated. It's a story that has been under the radar until now.

"The socialism of the future will be about creating power together for individual freedom."
Jon Cruddas's speech on radical hope: full text
By New Statesman - 01 July 18:37

"The socialism of the future will be about creating power together for individual freedom."

Bins. Photo: Getty
Councils aren't just about growth; we must remember their less glamorous services
By Simon Parker - 01 July 15:45

There isn’t much point in turning Manchester into an economic powerhouse if the city cannot afford to care for its elderly or deliver the leisure and culture services that help places thrive.

Wigan. Photo: Ben Sutherland/Flickr
Labour will put its money where its mouth is on devolution
By Lisa Nandy and Nic Dakin - 01 July 14:56

Two Labour MPs for northern constituencies describe how their party can harness the economic potential of northern cities, arguing that our economy is unbalanced but not divided.

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The two inconvenient truths about child poverty
By Alison Garnham - 01 July 14:02

The child poverty statistics are out today and show the figures are flatlining, but this isn't good enough.

Liverpool. Photo:Getty
Why we should be more optimistic about our regional cities
By David Kirkby - 01 July 13:48

London is booming, yet evidence of urban success can also be found in Britain's other cities. We should be more optimistic about them. 

"He’s floating so high on his self-appointed sanctity": watch Glenda Jackson lay in to Iain Duncan Smith
By Anoosh Chakelian - 01 July 13:22

Watch the Labour MP for Hampstead and Kilburn, Glenda Jackson, make a speech in the Commons shredding the Work and Pensions Secretary to smithereens.

Private sector job creation in London versus the rest of the UK: confusion over the facts
Sorting fact from fiction: jobs in London vs. rest of UK
By Lucy Fisher - 01 July 13:18

Labour is claiming today that 8 out of 10 new private sector jobs created since 2010 have been in London; the Tories say 3 out of 4 of them have been created outside the capital. Which is it?

Nick Clegg's party could lose 17 seats to Labour.
Ashcroft polls: Lib Dems could lose 17 seats to Labour
By Lucy Fisher - 01 July 11:54

The latest polling by Lord Ashcroft offers a snapshot of the wipe out facing Lib Dems in battleground seats against Labour.

Andrew Adonis. Photo: Getty
Labour plans to boost English cities: the battle for the regions begins
By Anoosh Chakelian - 01 July 8:21

Ed Miliband has accepted recommendations in a report by Andrew Adonis for invigorating business in English cities and fighting “chronic regional imbalances” in economic growth.

The Labour leader routed the PM in the Commons as he derided "a masterclass in how to alienate your allies".
Miliband makes hay of Cameron's "utter humiliation" over Europe
By George Eaton - 30 June 17:17

The Labour leader routed the PM in the Commons as he derided "a masterclass in how to alienate your allies".

Announcing the New Statesman SPERI Prize for Political Economy
By New Statesman - 30 June 16:13

A new prize, to be awarded biennially by the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute and the New Statesman, for original and critical writing in political economy.

Are more women to join the green benches of the House of Commons after next year's general election?
Two thirds of parliamentary candidates in party-held seats are women
By Lucy Fisher - 30 June 15:28

Given that only 23 per cent of MPs are women at present, the high number of female parliamentary candidates selected for party-incumbent seats is a small, but important triumph.

David Cameron at Prime Minister's Questions last Wednesday.
Mumsnet petitions to overhaul PMQs
By Lucy Fisher - 30 June 12:42

More than 46,000 signatures and counting.

Chancellor George Osborne
Merging income tax and NIC: the Chancellor's calculations
By Lucy Fisher - 30 June 11:07

The proposed plan could increase pressure for tax cuts and undermine the contributory principle.

Shadow chancellor commits Labour to retaining "the most competitive corporation tax rate in the G7".
Balls seeks to reassure business by pledging to maintain low rate of corporation tax
By George Eaton - 29 June 23:00

Shadow chancellor commits Labour to retaining "the most competitive corporation tax rate in the G7".

The Labour leader will now need to go even further to meet demands for a "radical offer".
Cruddas's attack has raised the bar for Miliband
By George Eaton - 29 June 12:13

The Labour leader will now need to go even further to meet demands for a "radical offer".

The 12 policies the party needs for a popular and a radical manifesto.
Labour's timid approach isn't working - it needs to think bigger
By Andrew Harrop - 28 June 12:06

The 12 policies the party needs for a popular and a radical manifesto.

We need a European energy union capable of negotiating collectively over price and acting as a strategic sponsor.
Without a stronger response, Russia will win the Great Game of European politics
By David Clark - 27 June 17:41

We need a European energy union capable of negotiating collectively over price and acting as a strategic sponsor.

Britain looks closer to the EU exit than ever - an outcome the PM never wanted.
Cameron's failure to block Juncker isn't a glorious defeat
By George Eaton - 27 June 16:58

Britain looks closer to the EU exit than ever - an outcome the PM never wanted.

Jean-Claude Juncker. Photo: Getty
EU leaders nominate Jean-Claude Juncker to be the next European Commission president
By New Statesman - 27 June 15:45

David Cameron's bid to block the so-called arch-federalist from getting the job fails.

The shadow London minister has several key advantages over his rivals.
Sadiq Khan tops new Labour London mayoral poll - why he's the man to beat
By George Eaton - 27 June 14:32

The shadow London minister has several key advantages over his rivals.

Burnham’s plan shows the party grappling with the kind of real world problems it would face in office.
Social care reform will be a big vote winner for Labour
By Kevin Meagher - 27 June 13:28

Burnham’s plan shows the party grappling with the kind of real world problems it would face in office. 

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