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It’s official: payday lending is the most harmful type of debt

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A new report has called payday lending the most harmful type of debt that an individual can obtain.

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The government’s child poverty strategy falls short of the mark

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The government’s child poverty strategy is disappointingly short on new ideas.

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Who watches the watchmen?: the case for surveillance juries

On Monday the shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper gave a speech at demos.

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Comment: People should look beyond the headlines at what Demos actually says on cash cards

Carl Packman looks at what Demos actually say on cash cards in their report this morning.

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Making a # out of intelligence

Arguments between advocates of social media regulation and open rights campaigners lack adequate legal or ethical foundations, writes Demos’s Carl Miller.

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What is patriotism in Britain today?

Carl Packman reviews Demos’s new report on what patriotism means in Britain today.

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Alexander criticises overly optimistic private sector growth hopes

Shadow work and pensions secretary Douglas Alexander gave a speech to Demos today in which he acknowledged Labour’s mistakes in communicating their response to the recession and criticised Conservative attempts to portray the opposition as hoping for a double dip recession. He explained that Labour had made the right decisions during the economic crisis by preventing a recession from becoming a depression.

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Milibands face challenge with ‘mainstream’ voters

A new poll from Demos and YouGov reveals the scale of the challenge facing the new leader of the Labour Party, Richard Darlington, head of Open Left, explains.

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Conspiracy theories are an issue progressives can no longer ignore

Conspiracy theories are often dismissed as the humorous, yet mainly harmless preserve of a lunatic ‘whacky’ fringe. Bizarre they can be, but they are no laughing matter. They are a serious, widespread and influential cultural habit, and in certain social contexts they can be harmful.

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The best way for Labour to renew is through a frank and open exchange of ideas

Open Left and Soundings magazine have produced an ebook entitled ‘Labour’s Future’ edited by myself and Jonathan Rutherford; the central message being that we can only engage in the process of renewal pluralistically.

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