Editorial // James Stafford, Florence Sutcliffe-Braithwaite
Under our editorship, Renewal will interrogate the structures and contexts for a viable left politics, unearthing new ideas and initiatives that demonstrate the necessity and potential of a social democratic revival.
The Osborne Supremacy
Roundtable // Patrick Diamond, Ken Spours
The unfolding Conservative hegemonic project and the left’s response
Feature // Eunice Goes
Ed Miliband had a serious diagnosis of the reforms needed to build a better society. Yet a series of compromises with forces within and outside the party watered down his overall narrative.
Labour and the New Englishness
Feature // Emily Robinson
Labour needs to find a way of connecting the complex politics of English identity to some of the knotty constitutional issues we face.
What is the significance of the Paris agreement?
Notebook // Lisa Nandy
The Paris Agreement represents major progress in the struggle against climate change – but Conservative policy renders fulfilment of the UK’s obligations unlikely.
Against Fantasy Citizenship: the politics of migration and austerity
Feature // Bridget Anderson
Anti-migrant rhetoric relies on a fantasy of equal national citizenship that obscures the state’s role in regulating access to labour and welfare regimes.
Are we all entrepreneurs now?
Feature // Tom Barker
What is the impact of the ‘Uber economy’ on the heroic capitalist figure of the ‘entrepreneur’?
Essay // Danny Dorling
Danny Dorling asks what policies emerge when we take happiness as the priority for politics and economics.
The Predistribution Agenda
Review // Stewart Wood
‘Predistribution’ elicits strong views in different directions, often among people who either disagree about, or don’t know, what it means.