Monthly Archives: September 2013

What do the NHS changes mean?/Using empty urban land banks

Rounding up the Labour conference, some further points that I thought were relevant to us, and some responses to queries. 1. NHS reform The twin developments of lengthening NHS waiting times and increasing privatisation called for a response from Miliband, … Continue reading

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Energy price freeze and after – the detailed plan

One more briefing, fleshing out the detail in the energy proposals. What follows is from from Miliband’s office. Adding a brief personal comment: what the proposals are effectively trying to do is trade off less price-gouging in the short term … Continue reading

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Positive policies part 2: Shadow budget audit, childcare

The response to the policy analysis email was startling – a huge postbag of people saying they liked it (and “about time!”), though also a request to strip out most of the personal/partisan stuff.  So here’s another installment, suitably edited. … Continue reading

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Positive policies

One of the criticisms of the Opposition is that there’s been so little policy up to now, as Miliband felt that it was meaningless to hold forth in 2012 on what we’d do in 2015. This is now starting to … Continue reading

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