The contributors ask some fundamental questions about the condition of the country and the predicament of Labour following its defeat in the 2010 general election, with the aim of starting a debate about how to shape a new story for Labour for the decade ahead.
Published by Oxford London Seminars in association with the Christian Socialist Movement, Compass, the Fabian Society, Progress and Soundings.
Maurice Glasman, Jonathan Rutherford, Marc Stears, Stuart White (eds)
Foreword by Ed Miliband
Introduction: The Labour tradition and the politics of paradox
Maurice Glasman, Jonathan Rutherford, Marc Stears, Stuart White
Maurice Glasman: Labour as a radical tradition
Responses: Sally Davison, Ben Jackson, James Purnell, Anthony Painter, David Miliband, Mike Kenny
Marc Stears: Democracy, leadership and organising
Responses: Jonathan Rutherford, Duncan O’Leary, Jon Stokes, Jon Wilson, Stefan Baskerville Leaders matter
Jonathan Rutherford: The future is conservative
Responses: Jon Wilson, Andrea Westall, Phillip Collins, Marc Stears, David Lammy
Responses to the series
Stuart White, Graeme Cooke, Jon Cruddas, Hazel Blears