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Labour needs something Blue and something New

Ed Miliband has scored a meagre triumph in keeping his party united but failed to develop a coherent vision. He should marry the best of Blue Labour and New Labour

By Philip Collins   April 2015

Personal attacks on Ed Miliband by the Tories may have backfired © Chris Radburn/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Blue Labour: Forging A New Politics, edited by Ian Geary and Adrian Pabst (IB Tauris, £14.99)

Five Year Mission: The Labour Party Under Ed Miliband, by Tim Bale (OUP, £10.99)

Ed Miliband was raised to the Labour leadership by all that was Old and Red in his party and it was always unlikely that he would be the messenger for anything that was either New or…

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