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Election 2015: Labour isn’t working

The party faces threats it does not understand

Ed Miliband and former Labour leader Tony Blair: "the traditional foundations of Labour hegemony have crumbled." © Reuters/Luke MacGregor

Read more: Is there still hope for Labour, asks a new play by Jack Thorne 

In September 2005, back in the days when parties’ annual gatherings would still occasionally crackle with energy and intrigue, Tony Blair gave his 12th conference speech as leader of the Labour Party. As ever, it was an impassioned and…

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