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


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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