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Andrew Harrop is general secretary of the Fabian Society.
The Chancellor's ideological cuts are but one route to sound public finances. Alternatives, centred around investment, are available.
While restricting current spending, the party should promise to invest the proceeds of growth into future-facing areas like skills, childcare and infrastructure.
The Tories' plans mean that tax giveaways can only be funded by even deeper cuts somewhere else. Labour should take a different path.
Osborne's instinct will be to use the extra revenue for faster deficit reduction or tax cuts. But Labour can argue for an alternative centred around investment.
Institutional reforms can reduce the extent to which short-term tactics trump long-term thinking.
Rather than cutting over-stretched public services, the Chancellor should raise more from the wealthy through tax rises and cuts to universal benefits.
To stand apart from Cameron and Clegg, Miliband needs a radical agenda for the bottom half of the labour market.
Autumn Statement wishlist.
The party must set out a handful of big, signature proposals that exemplify how and why it would govern.
New polling analysis shows that Lib Dem supporters continue to lean to the left.