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Branko Milanovic explains the possible thinking behind Vladimir Putin’s recent clouded constitutional announcements.

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Author: Branko Milanovic
Posted: 27-01-2020

The World Economic Forum has recognised intellectually that Scandinavian social models offer an alternative to rising inequality. It just can’t accept this ideologically.

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Author: Gerhard Bosch
Posted: 27-01-2020

Populism is boosted by economic crises, but its roots are cultural.

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Author: Claus Leggewie
Posted: 23-01-2020

Continuing our series on ‘just transition’, Natalie Bennett argues that the media have an ethical responsibility to foster public understanding.

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Author: Natalie Bennett
Posted: 23-01-2020

A serious discussion of ‘just transition’ must break with a social model based on individual utility maximisation—before it breaks the biosphere.

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Author: Frank Hoffer
Posted: 22-01-2020

Europe – The Federal Trust

by Brendan DonnellyDirector, The Federal Trust 22nd January 2020 Many members of the “Remain Coalition” have been disappointed by the role played by the European issue in the leadership contest of the Labour Party. No candidate has suggested a policy of continuing opposition to Brexit.  Some candidates have on the contrary sought to argue that … Continue reading Brexit: Rejoiners must learn from their mistakes
Author: admin
Posted: 22-01-2020
by Dr Andrew BlickReader in Politics and Contemporary History at King’s College London; Senior Research Fellow at the Federal Trust 22nd January 2020 In February 2018, when serving as Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson was reported telling journalists that ‘the particular problems around the Irish border are being used to drive the whole Brexit argument and effectively … Continue reading Leaving one Union, dividing another: The Irish border, the exit agreement and its implications
Author: admin
Posted: 22-01-2020
by Brendan DonnellyDirector, The Federal Trust 17th December 2019 Click here to read a response to this blog by Professor Graham Room, and Brendan’s reply. For the outcome of last week’s General Election to have any chance of postponing or even preventing Brexit, four related pieces of the electoral jigsaw needed to fall into place. … Continue reading Brexit: The end of the beginning
Author: admin
Posted: 17-12-2019
by Brendan DonnellyDirector, The Federal Trust 26th November 2019 Jeremy Corbyn has rarely in recent decades feared political controversy. On issues such as Ireland, the Middle East, NATO, income redistribution and renationalisation, he has advocated with candour and persistence views that have been unattractive, even shocking to many electors. Many of his supporters thereby hail … Continue reading The Brexit Election: Not all outcomes are equally bad
Author: admin
Posted: 26-11-2019
by Brendan DonnellyDirector, The Federal Trust 23rd October 2019 At the weekend the former Home Secretary Amber Rudd gave an interview that will usefully epitomise for future historians the moral and intellectual confusion on European issues of the One Nation wing of the Conservative Party she represents. She had, she said, considerable reservations about the … Continue reading Brexit makes for strange bedfellows
Author: admin
Posted: 23-10-2019

British Politics:

Politics | The Guardian

Latest Politics news, comment and analysis from the Guardian, the world's leading liberal voice

BMA says medics’ wellbeing is suffering as a result of strain on NHS

Almost a third of UK doctors may be suffering from burnout, stress and “compassion fatigue”, according to a survey that has raised concern about excessive workloads in the NHS.

A&E doctors and GPs are the most likely to feel burnt out. They have the highest levels of exhaustion and stress, the survey, published in the BMJ Open journal, found.

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Author: Denis Campbell Health policy editor
Posted: 27-01-2020

Review led by Ed Miliband tasked with suggesting ways the party might find a path to power

Gimmicky policies, horrible inefficiency and factional promotions are among the catalogue of errors behind Labour’s dismal performance at the general election, according to party members.

The damning comments on Labour’s campaign form part of an early release of views gathered by a team headed by the former party leader Ed Miliband consisting of MPs, union leaders and party members. They have tasked themselves with analysing Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign and suggesting ways the party might find a path back to power.

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Author: Kate Proctor and Jessica Murray
Posted: 27-01-2020

Report says recordings of 999 calls by stranded drivers on live lanes were ‘harrowing’

The ex-minister who signed off Britain’s smart motorways has called for the rollout of the scheme to be halted immediately, and accused Highways England of killing motorists by “casually ignoring commitments” on safety systems.

Mike Penning, who was roads minister in 2010, spoke out as he and fellow MPs published a damning report on the motorways, which allow motorists to drive on the hard shoulder to increase capacity.

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Author: Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent
Posted: 27-01-2020

Lady Morgan says government cash would damage press freedom

Ministers have rejected proposals that state funding should be used to support public-interest journalism in the UK, saying that intervention by the government would damage a free press.

Last year’s official review into the future of public interest journalism by Dame Frances Cairncross, which painted a dire picture of the financial state of British journalism, suggested it would be necessary for the state to support reporting considered essential to a functioning democracy.

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Author: Jim Waterson
Posted: 27-01-2020

LabourList

Labour Party News

There is still is a lot to be said about 2019 politically. The most turbulent parliament in our…

The post The co-operative movement must be at the heart of rebuilding trust appeared first on LabourList.

Author: Jo Platt
Posted: 27-01-2020

Two candidates – Jackie Baillie and Matt Kerr – are competing for the backing of Constituency Labour Parties…

The post Baillie vs Kerr: Rolling list of Scottish Labour’s deputy leader nominations appeared first on LabourList.

Author: Elliot Chappell
Posted: 27-01-2020

The national executive committee of Labour-affiliated trade union Community has opted to nominate Keir Starmer in the leadership…

The post Affiliated union Community nominates Starmer and Rayner for leader posts appeared first on LabourList.

Author: Sienna Rodgers
Posted: 27-01-2020

Labour’s leadership contest ultimately comes down to two questions: how are we going to win the next general…

The post Leadership candidates must be held to the highest standards of climate justice appeared first on LabourList.

Author: Angus Satow
Posted: 27-01-2020

Left-wing candidate Rebecca Long-Bailey has said that shadow cabinet files were deleted by a frontbench Labour colleague who…

The post Long-Bailey says 2016 coup plotter deleted shadow cabinet files appeared first on LabourList.

Author: Elliot Chappell
Posted: 27-01-2020

The USA – a viewpoint from Reuters

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U.S. President Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial was overshadowed on Monday by an unpublished manuscript from former national security adviser John Bolton that said Trump wanted to freeze U.S. aid to Ukraine to pressure the country for politically beneficial investigations.
Posted: 28-01-2020
President Donald Trump's impeachment trial may not result in his removal from office, but it could help determine whether his Republicans retain control of the Senate in the November congressional elections.
Posted: 28-01-2020
President Donald Trump's fellow Republicans in the U.S. Senate came under renewed pressure on Monday to allow witnesses in his
Posted: 28-01-2020
The U.S. State Department removed a National Public Radio reporter from the press pool for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's upcoming foreign trip, a press association and NPR said on Monday, days after Pompeo angrily responded to another NPR journalist's interview with him.
Posted: 28-01-2020
Prominent attorney Alan Dershowitz and two former independent counsels, Ken Starr and Robert Ray, will be among those defending President Donald Trump when they make their case to the U.S. Senate on Monday.
Posted: 28-01-2020

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