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It is Sunday 2 October 1983, and Neil Kinnock is striding along the Brighton seafront towards certain victory in that afternoon's Labour leadership election. Few could blame him for feeling cocky.
If the party does not make the most of this progressive moment it will drift to ignominious defeat
The dominant legacy of the left is state authoritarianism and private libertarianism
Turning the airwaves blue
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For his own sake, and the sake of the Labour Party, Brown must act like this is the final six months
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Corrections were made to this article on 25 September.
On the eve of the Labour party conference in Brighton, Mehdi Hasan and James Macintyre talk exclusiv
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Public-private partnerships on the London Underground have provided a cure worse then the disease, a
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BNP racism is becoming more open, more direct and more vicious. It must be confronted head-on.
For the Afghan villagers blown to pieces in our name, one craven motion at Labour’s conference is too late.