And the former colonial subjects have a less rose-tinted view of the past.
The Indian prime minister is visiting Britain this week. What will come out of it?
The chair of the women's Parliamentary Labour Party also warns there would be an "almighty revolt" if the former MP returned.
Better scheduling around school holidays, maternity and paternity cover, and leave to care for elderly parents should all be available to those who work in a modern, representative legislature.
The former shadow business secretary warns that "it will be our economy which suffers in the end".
After blitzing the Chancellor's tax credit arguments, Brown told his party that it needed to be "popular, electable, credible".
A first look at week's magazine.
For five years, the Tories have claimed their policies are in the national interest. Faced with a real alternative, they're crumbling.
Reducing payments to low and middle income workers is no way out of the tax credits mess.
The debate over Northern Ireland's constitution can be a dramatic political issue. But with the Republic and Northern Ireland both facing financial problems, the solution may have to be a pragmatic one.
The Prime Minister laid out four measures to control migration – and suggested further reforms are needed.
No country has ever left the EU before, so there's no map for where we're going.
Subscribe to the New Statesman to shine a light in the dark.