Labour party: answers, not anger | Editorial

Labour faces two fundamental challenges. The first is to get elected. The second is to have a strategy and priorities for governmentOn the face of it, the Labour party’s current bout of internal political irritability makes no sense. Consider the headline political facts. Labour’s opinion poll lead is stable – 11 points ahead of the […]
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The police must no longer be immune from radical reform | Andrew Rawnsley

Hillsborough emphasises that the government must be bold in dealing with the last unreformed public serviceHe did it very well, did David Cameron. One of the dimensions of being prime minister at which he excels is crafting the right language and striking the appropriate tone on grave or shocking occasions or, in this case, responding […]
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Glencore/Xstrata battle likely to get bloodier

If Glencore is finally paying up, doesn’t Glasenberg have the right to take the top job? And wasn’t the original idea that he would work as Mick Davis’s deputy just a polite fiction?Welcome to the world of mergers and acquisitions, Mr Blair. You’ve picked a corker – a deal that threatens to become the nastiest […]
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