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Want Labour to do well? Stop arguing over this man

Love him or hate him, the Labour leadership contest needs to be about the party's future—not a referendum on its last government

By Emma Burnell  

Arguments over whether New Labour was a good or bad thing are a distraction from the challenge ahead. Photo: PA

Imagine for a moment that you are interviewing to become the CEO of a large, established company. The company has had a great deal of success in the recent past but is now struggling. It has lost its way it is your aim in your interview to help it find it again. In the meantime, its main competitor has reinvented itself—moving from its once stuffy and conservative approach to…

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