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These are new times - we need a new style of leader
By Jon Trickett - 24 July 9:18

These are new and challenging times for the Labour Party. We need new ways of thinking says Jon Trickett MP.

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Leader: The Corbyn surge
By New Statesman - 23 July 16:00

That Jeremy Corbyn is leading the contest reiterates just how traumatised and angry many Labour members are following their defeat in May.

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Labour didn't just lose because of its leader. The party's campaign tactics need looking at too
By Emma Burnell - 23 July 14:45

There's a danger that Labour's canvassing becomes a religion.

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Leader: The challenge to British Islamists
By New Statesman - 23 July 14:06

Too often, David Cameron has failed to engage with all aspects of Britain’s Muslim community so: he has visited a mosque only once in five years.

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I'm not a Tory, and I won't be called one
By Alison McGovern - 23 July 12:22

Different people in the Labour party might disagree about how we beat the Conservatives, but none of us want to become them, says Alison McGovern MP.

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The Returning Officer: Illustrations II
By Stephen Brasher - 23 July 12:08

On James Francis Horrabin.

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The NHS needs to change - but how?
By Harry Quilter-Pinner - 23 July 11:48

When the NHS was founded, chronic illnesses and long-term care were non-issues. Adapting to the new reality means big changes are needed.

The Conservatives are exploiting Labour's weaknesses and addressing their own.
Why the Tories feel so secure even with a majority of just 12
By George Eaton - 23 July 11:46

The Conservatives are exploiting Labour's weaknesses and addressing their own. 

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Mick Hume’s Trigger Warning: on free-speech heretics and reverse-Voltaires
By Caroline Criado-Perez - 23 July 11:40

There is an important and necessary book waiting to be written on this subject – but this isn't it.

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Who's backing Jeremy Corbyn? The young
By Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett - 23 July 9:10

For Labour's young members, Jeremy Corbyn feels like the fresh start the party needs, says Rhiannion Lucy Cosslett. 

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Chuka Umunna: These are "perilous times" for the Left
By Chuka Umunna - 22 July 18:10

Read: the full text of Chuka Umunna's speech to the Progressive Policy Institute.

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Our high streets need a sense of community just as much as retail
By George Ferguson - 22 July 17:39

Why Bristol will be resisting plans to extend Sunday trading hours, and why the government should prioritise the "social recovery" that David Cameron previously said was his mission.

The left-winger's lead might be a reality check for Labour. But it could galvanise even more into supporting him.
Not even Jeremy Corbyn took his own chances seriously. Is he now on track to lead a party in panic?
By George Eaton - 22 July 15:50

The left-winger's surge might be a reality check for Labour. But it could galvanise even more into supporting him. 

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How can Labour be more pro-business?
By Jolyon Maugham - 22 July 13:14

Increasing the amount of money ringfenced for genuine investment, rather than further cuts to corporation tax, is a better idea, argues Jolyon Maugham.

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Mary Creagh: Labour has become like Millwall Football Club – nobody likes us but we don’t care
By Mary Creagh - 22 July 13:08

The leadership campaign has been dragged to the left, says Mary Creagh. Unfortunately, the electorate has moved to the centre right - and voters think Labour doesn't understand their lives.

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The echo chamber of social media is luring the left into cosy delusion and dangerous insularity
By Helen Lewis - 22 July 13:04

News on Facebook travels through “Likes” and shares, and people won’t Like a crackdown on benefits, even if they secretly support it.

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Tony Blair warns Labour against "a traditional leftist platform"
By Stephen Bush - 22 July 9:11

Labour's only living election winner has cautioned the party against a lurch to the left.

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Jeremy Corbyn given huge lead in new poll of Labour leadership voters
By Stephen Bush - 21 July 22:36

A YouGov poll for the Times confirms figures seen by the New Statesman - the veteran left-winger is far ahead in overall votes, and would win a run-off with Andy Burnham.

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Nowhere in England and Wales is "free from FGM", finds new report
By Tosin Thompson - 21 July 18:17

A new report – published ahead of the one-year anniversary of the UK's first Girl Summit – shows that no local authority area in England and Wales is free from female genital mutilation.

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What was Harriet Harman thinking?
By Stephen Bush - 21 July 17:20

Harriet Harman has suffered a blow over the Welfare Bill - but she didn't have a lot of other options.

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Has Boris Johnson snubbed the Pope?
By Anoosh Chakelian - 21 July 16:48

The Mayor of London is missing a meeting of the world's mayors at the Vatican to discuss climate change with the Pope. Why?

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State-sanctioned prejudice is at the heart of David Cameron's approach to countering extremism
By Myriam Francois-Cerrah - 21 July 15:50

Behind the Prime Minister's self-serving speech about fighting extremist views is an illiberal attack on our freedoms.

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The Greens should relish, not fear, the chance to take on Zac Goldsmith
By Sian Berry - 21 July 14:32

The last election showed that London is not a Conservative city - and is there for the taking, argues the Greens' Sian Berry.

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Does "sharing the facts" win elections?
By Steve van Riel - 21 July 13:20

The psychological evidence is that sharing the facts doesn't change people's minds. 

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The Euro has become a prison. There needs to be a way out
By Molly Scott Cato - 21 July 12:43

I've long opposed the single currency for Britain. But a middle way has to be found between leaving the European Union and being trapped by the single currency, and not just for the UK, argues Molly Scott Cato.

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How does Labour move on from tax and spend?
By Jolyon Maugham - 21 July 8:53

Voting against further increases to the personal allowance would expose George Osborne's rhetoric for what it is.

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There is still work to do to repair Labour's relationship with Britain's Jews
By Jay Stoll - 21 July 8:16

Last night's hustings were a vital step forward - but there is a lot of work to be done to restore Labour's relations with the community.

The opposition is badly split as MPs reject acting leader Harriet Harman's call to abstain.
Welfare bill passed as 48 Labour MPs defy leadership and vote against
By George Eaton - 20 July 22:37

The opposition is badly split as MPs reject acting leader Harriet Harman's call to abstain.

If Andy Burnham doesn't fix his relationship with the Sun, he's dead meat
By Tom Latchem - 20 July 17:27

I've interviewed Andy Burnham. He's a great guy, but if he doesn't fix his relationship with the Sun, he's doomed, says broadcaster Tom Latchem.

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Far from offering a new approach, Cameron has the same tired solutions on terrorism
By Maria Norris - 20 July 16:01

David Cameron's speech was billed as a drastic break from the past. But the reality is this speech could easily have been delivered by Tony Blair or Gordon Brown.

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