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Open Labour: a return to the old new politics?

Reclaiming the soft left this conference season

By Emily Robinson  

Former Labour Party leader Ed Miliband ©NEWZULU/Michael Debets/NEWZULU/PA Images

What kind of left do we want to build? That was the repeated refrain at Sunday’s meeting of Open Labour, a new group committed to recovering the soft left tradition within the Labour Party. The answers came back: one that is open, and tolerant, in which we recognise that we are all on the same side. One in which we stop fighting the battles of the past…

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