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Will Cooling looks at how the Labour Party has yet to come to terms with how Brexit has exposed a fundamental rift between its middle class and working class supporters. This inability to appeal to all of its supporters is (rather than Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership) the real reason the party’s very existence is at risk.

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Will Cooling explains why nobody should listen to Tony Blair when he says we shouldn’t have a referendum on continued membership of the European Union.

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With Ed Miliband becoming the latest politician to call for ‘One Nation’, Will Cooling looks at the history of this most enduring political cliché.

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Much has been written about the backlash to David Cameron’s remarkably ill-advised intervention in the simmering debate about the precise nature of the referendum on Scottish Independence. Many have like Simon commented on the strange complacency that is present in the Unionist camp.  What has been less noticed is the remarkable amount of conservatism  in the debate. In what is a fundamentally a debate about constitutional reform, there was little consideration about ways that the Union could be renewed through constitutional reform. This could be best seen in the demented denunciation of “Devo Max” by Unionists due to the belief that its just a ruse adopted by an Alex Salmond in need of a consolation prize should the Scots (as is probable) reject independence.

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