The road to the referendum

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Discontents with globalisation brought us to the point where Britain’s place in Europe is at stake – and will have to be addressed whatever the outcome on 23 June By Pat McFadden Britain’s postwar view of ourselves and our role in the world, shaped by victory in the second world war, saw a choice between […]

A Europe that leaves no-one behind

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By Peter Kyle MP The argument strongly believes that the centre left only really triumphs when it mobilises a national and international political message of hope. In this country Labours three great majorities were for winning the peace in 1945; harnessing technology on the side of the people in 1966 and ensuring that the economy […]

Time to make the case for patriotic progressivism

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We now have to throw our all into winning a victory for remain. Defeat on Europe would represent a much wider defeat for British social democracy By Roger Liddle The alarm bells are ringing: the 23 June referendum is on a knife-edge. A significant part of what was once seen as Labour’s “core” working-class vote […]

More Europe, not less

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EU supporters are not a bunch of nostalgics who stubbornly defend an obsolete legacy: they are lucid observers of international realities By Lia Quartapelle When, at the height of eurozone crisis, the EU won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2012, it was all too easy for its detractors to voice their criticisms. They mocked the […]