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Outers will fear the man who made the deal, not the deal itself.
Gordon Brown's former aide has been appointed as political adviser to shadow defence secretary Emily Thornberry.
The act of listening may seem like a platitude, but it matters.
Our EU membership is not tied up with migration, but it is tied up with British jobs, economic growth, and the security of our country. These are not trivial matters. But right now they are being ruthlessly sidelined in favour of an irrational obsession with a totally different issue.
The Labour leader avoids outright condemnation of the Tories' proposal to limit payments to EU migrants.
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