And the former colonial subjects have a less rose-tinted view of the past.
The surprise frontruner for the Labour leadership has been given a boost with the support of 25 campaign groups.
The electoral system, combined with basic arithmetic, dictates that a party in search of power must eschew sectionalism and adopt a big-tent electoral strategy.
Michael Chessum looks back at the Greek climbdown.
The Labour leadership candidate has clarified his positions on our membership of the European Union.
Campaigners are renovating a condemned home in a Barnet estate to show that regeneration doesn't have to mean demolition.
Far from ending its terminal phase, Labour is merely repeating recent history, says Kevin Meagher.
A new leaked poll shows Yvette Cooper in second place against Jeremy Corbyn - but there are reasons to be sceptical.
Labour will only secure a majority by persuading people who voted Conservative this year to return to Labour in 2020.
Keeping Londoners safe should be a top priority for any Mayor, says Sadiq Khan.
Your plans are neither safe, nor sustainable, nor morally okay.
No country has ever left the EU before, so there's no map for where we're going.
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