Category: ideas

More than a new party, it’s a new politics we need

From Policy Network, the self-styled “leading thinktank and international political network based in London [seeking] to promote strategic thinking on progressive solutions to the challenges of the 21st century and the future of social democracy […]”, I’ve just received an email…

The left’s biggest elephants in the room

It’s curious that for such a supposedly voluble and open-minded part of the political spectrum as the left, so many taboos – both of dogma as well as more emotional – should prevent us from discussing freely all alternatives.  If…

Why the left needs David Miliband more than ever

Chris picks up on David Miliband’s deservedly resonant piece in New Statesman the other day in the following way: If you ignore the mindless tittle-tattle, David Miliband’s New Statesman article raises a genuine issue: what should be the left’s attitude…