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The ‘third way’ may have worked for New Labour, but it is impossible now

Expanding democratic ownership

Labour needs to articulate a compelling vision for British society and the economy in the years ahead. Hollow flag-waving is a poor substitute. The party needs a real strategy of investment and economic transformation that offers more than the Conservatives’ empty rhetoric of “levelling up”. It needs a vision that is attuned to the deep social and economic crises we face – not least of which are regional disparities, racial injustice, intergenerational inequality and climate change.


Publication date: 2021-05-13
Parent publication: The Guardian
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