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Dr Patrick Diamond, Look behind you: how Labour can avoid the threat of Ukip

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Ukip did untold damage to Labour both in its heartlands and in the battlegrounds. What can be done about it? According to Dr Patrick Diamond: “To regain the initiative, parties like Labour will have to fashion a genuinely new politics, a theme so far absent from the party’s leadership debate. Labour has a particular responsibility given the electoral decimation of the Liberal Democrats in 2015: if Labour does not speak up for political reform, for constitutionalism, and for civil liberties – then who will?”

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