Neal Lawson is chair of the pressure group Compass and author of the book All Consuming.

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UK Politics
03 January 2008
The government has gone at least two weeks without a disaster. If the froth is settling, what is the actual story as...
Society
04 December 2006
You would have thought a party that has managed to lose four million votes and more than half its members, that is...
UK Politics
25 September 2006
Progressive politics in a globalised economy comes down to one central issue: can economic efficiency and social...
Human Rights
07 August 2006
As MPs enjoy their liberty in locations from Tuscany to Trinidad they might ponder why, as crime goes down, the number...
Politics
19 June 2006
"There is no alternative" - Thatcher's bastard daughter Tina has kept the left on its knees for a quarter-century by...
UK Politics
20 February 2006
Politics is about the pursuit of power. Yet the two contenders for the next premiership appear unaware of the...
UK Politics
26 September 2005
This conference will reveal a party suffering from a schizophrenic disorder. There will be some residual relief that we...
UK Politics
24 January 2005
I used to rejoice when Tories defected to Labour. Now it makes my heart sink. The defection of Robert Jackson, the Tory...
UK Politics
04 October 2004
Two political events, worlds apart. The first, on 22 September at Stratford Town Hall in London's East End, for the...
Politics
29 March 2004
In opposition, new Labour emphasised the need to reinvigorate the relationship between state and citizen. In practice,...
Business
29 July 2002
Corporatism is out of fashion; it has been a dirty word since the 1970s. Yet it helped to create the postwar settlement...
Politics
29 May 2000
For all the progress that new Labour has achieved on many fronts, the promise of a new political dawn, which inspired...
Politics
22 January 1999
A political party of the left cannot sustain itself for long if it remains devoid of a dream. Where does new Labour...

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