The remaining member states know a bargaining chip when they see one.
Jeremy Corbyn's against it. Yvette Cooper, Andy Burnham and Liz Kendall are for it. But it will be difficult for any of them to pull together a frontbench that isn't split.
A closer look at the Labour leadership candidate's idea about a “lifelong learning service” that runs “from cradle to grave”.
The power of the old boys' network lives on: privately educated students earn more than those with identical qualifications educated by the state.
There is much to like, much to dislike, and much that has been copy-pasted from Ed Miliband's 2015 manifesto.
The Kazakh government has a delicate balancing act between Russia and China, says David Clark.
Sadiq Khan has the policies, the integrity and the story to win City Hall for Labour, says Oona King.
Labour appears to be having one of its bouts of internal division. But talk of crisis - and words from Tony Blair - are misplaced.
The sale of RBS should be the subject of a public discussion, not rushed through by the Treasury, says John Healey.
A fairer tax system is a moral imperative; reform is an essential step in the path to a more equal society, and the left should be unapologetic about this.
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