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Publication date: March 1, 2016
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James Stafford, Florence Sutcliffe-Braithwaite
Ken Spours, author of The Osborne supremacy: why progressives have to develop a hegemonic politics for the 21st century, debates the possibilities for such a hegemonic strategy with Patrick Diamond, co-author with Giles Radice of Can Labour win? The hard road to power.
Ed Miliband had a serious diagnosis of the reforms needed to build a better society. Yet a series of compromises with forces within and outside the party watered down his overall narrative.
Labour needs to find a way of connecting the complex politics of English identity politics to some of the knotty constitutional issues we face.
The Paris Agreement represents major progress in the struggle against climate change – but Conservative government policy is making fulfilment of the UK’s obligations increasingly unlikely.
Crises of debt and migration are being felt across the European Union, including in Britain. Right- wing politics has prospered in this environment by developing rhetorics of exclusion. These rely on a fantasy of equal national citizenship that obscures the state’s role in regulating access to labour and welfare regimes.
A consideration of the origin and significance in modern Britain of the figure of the ‘entrepreneur’, who has long enjoyed a privileged place in the ideological armoury of neoliberal capitalism, both as a heroic leader, and as a model for ordinary workers under flexibilised regimes of labour.
The Predistribution Agenda: Tackling Inequality and Supporting Sustainable Growth - Claudia Chwalisz and Patrick Diamond. Reviewed by Stewart Wood
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