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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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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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Sloppy Labour messaging is not going to work as the election draws nearer

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If Labour cannot say what they are for or against then they have reduced the role of the opposition to a mere information source for government policy.

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The Pickles Integration Speech – big on rhetoric, small on ideas

TweetJill Rutter writes on migration issues and through IPPR will be publishing a paper on integration in February 2013. A month after Ed Miliband’s speech on migrant integration and nearly 12 months after his Department published its integration strategy, Eric Pickles made his first speech on this issue in a speech hosted by Policy Exchange […]

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Who’ll be first across the bridge in the race to be Labour’s Bristol Mayor candidate?

As campaigning gets under way in the race to be Bristol’s first directly elected mayor, Left Foot Forward previews Labour’s prospective candidates.

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Elected mayors: To vote or not to vote?

The fast-approaching referendums on directly elected mayors in 10 major UK cities present an opportunity to invigorate local democracy and economic development.

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Responses to gang culture: The need for localised strategies

Youth crime remains endemic in deprived urban areas. Communities must develop inclusive, youth-led strategies to tackle the gangs, writes a Labour councillor.

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Pickles and co are barking up the road to nowhere

Sian Berry explains why transport plans focusing on roads are likely to take more money from local authorities’ purses, and calls for more sustainable plans.

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Pickles’s failed attempt to reduce complexity risks a planning free-for-all

Under the guise of reducing complexity in the planning system, the government devolves crucial decisions to under-funded councils in a failed attempt at growth.

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Business rates reform: Clegg promises poorer areas will not lose out

Nick Clegg, speaking at the Local Government Association conference, promised poorer areas will not lose out from the government’s business rates reform.

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