Tuesday June 2, 2020

Trapped in the past. Can Labour wait?

The current debate about the Labour leadership is not about factions or ideology, but about performance and relevance

26th August, 2018
Brendan Howlin with Alan Kelly: the Labour Party is finding it difficult to move on from 2016

The Labour Party has published a new housing plan to tackle the provision of affordable housing. Since the troika left, government has struggled and, so far, has failed by a distance to bring housing supply into kilter with demand. A key proposal in the Labour document is that the supply crisis will not be sustainably resolved without consistent long-term state intervention.

Outside observers are likely to conclude that Labour energies would be better deployed in...

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