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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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Five reasons the Royal Mail should never have been privatised

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Poor value for money is not the only reason to lament the passing of Royal Mail into private hands.

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Hospital parking charges should be abolished in England, too

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Hospitals should be properly funded through general taxation, not propped up by a tax on the sick.

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Labour must gain power so we can give it away

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Labour needs to show it is serious about public service reform.

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Labour finally seems to be moving away from centralised control over service delivery

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The UK is the most centralised state in the developed world.

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Ed Miliband is right to challenge the entrenched power of Whitehall

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Having challenged the energy companies and Rupert Murdoch, Ed Miliband will now turn his attention to tackling concentrations of power within the state.

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Five reasons the government should stick with High Speed Rail 2

Five reasons the government should stick with High Speed Rail 2.

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Gove’s attack on public education is purely ideological

There has always been one asset the Conservative party has had over Labour since Margaret Thatcher’s election in 1979, and that is the sheer ruthlessness of their convictions.

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Stormont calls for end to back door privatisation of health services

Amidst revelations in the Daily Mirror that over 100 services across the NHS are being run by Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin group, members of the Northern Ireland Assembly have called on Ministers at Stormont to bring forward legislation to prevent the privatisation of health services by stealth.

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Royal mail privatisation – taxpayer, prepare to be ripped off (again)!

As a prelude to its privatisation, the announcement this week that Royal Mail made £440m profit for the year ending March 2013 was certainly an eye opener.

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