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If Miliband wants a radical offer on HE, he should start with vice-chancellor’s pay

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Inequality in higher education goes far beyond how much students pay.

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Today we saw the Ed Miliband that people want to see

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In pledging to unleash the potential of communities across our country, Ed Miliband looks like a prime minister in waiting, writes Richard Carr.

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Don’t cheer too loudly if Clegg gets a hammering in the Euro Elections

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Labour should worry if Nick Clegg goes. The likelihood of a strong Lib Dem General Election performance would be greatly enhanced by a new – left-leaning – leader.

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Labour is not losing support because left-wing policies are unpopular: it’s losing support because they are

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If Labour wants to reverse its declining poll ratings, it shouldn’t be trying to fight the Tories for the centre-right ground.

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Labour has betrayed its supporters on the welfare cap

TweetThe Tory austerity drive – bound up as it is in the barefaced lie that Britain was brought low in 2008 by benefit scroungers and not reckless bankers – was never about fixing the economy. It was about shrinking the state. As such, it was hardly surprising to see Cameron’s Etonian class warriors lining up […]

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Simon Jenkins, you’re wrong. Think tanks don’t need to think again

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Think tanks both within the Labour Party and more broadly in British politics have a vital role to play.

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Ed is right to talk about devolution, the public who experience it understand and embrace it

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By trusting people to design and deliver the services they need and use we get better outcomes.

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The government should learn from the childcare policies of other countries

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In Norway, state support for childcare goes to providers who have to meet quality criteria in order to receive any money.

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Tory childcare plans could see families of over-fives lose £18,000 worth of help

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More than 100,000 families could lose out on up to £18,000-worth of childcare help under a new government scheme announced today.

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Ed Balls is right: the Marriage Tax Allowance is perverse and unfair

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Just 28 per cent of couples in a marriage or civil partnership will benefit from the policy.

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