Elections 12 April 2010 The PM’s (new) dividing line Quote of the day. Sign UpGet the New Statesman\'s Morning Call email. Sign-up The future will be progressive or conservative, but it will not be both. * Prime Minister Gordon Brown, speaking at the launch of Labour's election manifesto in Birmingham. › Labour’s manifesto cover . . . or is it a communist poster? Mehdi Hasan is a contributing writer for the New Statesman and the co-author of Ed: The Milibands and the Making of a Labour Leader. He was the New Statesman's senior editor (politics) from 2009-12. Subscribe For more great writing from our award-winning journalists subscribe for just £1 per month!