Tony Benn

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Tony Benn’s son takes House of Lords seat renounced by his father
Stephen Benn becomes Labour peer, after late father called hereditary peerage system ‘absolutely mad’

Aubrey Allegretti Political correspondent

12, Jul, 2021 @5:58 PM

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Lies, suspicion and silence in the Tory party | Letters
Letters: Les Bright wants MPs to challenge every decision and use the full force of parliamentary procedure to expose the truth, David Kynaston thinks more people should lose their temper about ‘a quiet coup’, while Elizabeth Brett is replaying Barack Obama’s speech

Letters

21, Aug, 2020 @4:12 PM

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How Labour can make itself electable again | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to a piece by Martin Kettle in which he says the party needs to take time for judgments to settle about its descent into the electoral abyss

Letters

05, Jan, 2020 @5:39 PM

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Once, politicians treated voters as adults. Now they are contemptuous | Kenan Malik
A 40-year-old debate on the Common Market points up how debased UK politics has become

Kenan Malik

24, Nov, 2019 @9:15 AM

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Brexit, class and what Labour should do next | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to an article by Jon Cruddas in which the Labour MP claimed the party would lose its working-class heartlands by backing remain

Letters

27, Jun, 2019 @4:50 PM

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Theatre by the Lake has got a decent rep | Brief letters
Brief letters: Euthanasia | Theatre outside London | Package-free food dispensing | Celebrity birthdays | Lewis chessmen

Letters

05, Jun, 2019 @3:55 PM

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If you didn’t desert Labour over the Iraq war, why give up on it over Brexit? | Gary Younge
Those who stuck with the party after its worst decision are now inexplicably drawing a line in the sand, says Guardian columnist Gary Younge

Gary Younge

17, May, 2019 @5:00 AM

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'The most tremendous result': how Tony Benn celebrated losing to Denis Healey
Audio diaries reveal how Labour leftwinger celebrated ‘popularity without power’ after losing deputy leadership race in 1981

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

05, Mar, 2019 @12:01 AM

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For Labour's economic policy to be radical, it has to be credible
Amid speculation about a snap election, the party should get prepared for pushback from City and business interests

Larry Elliott

23, Sep, 2018 @1:41 PM

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No oath of loyalty to Labour leaders | Letters
Letters from David Winnick, Keith Flett and Priscilla Alderson

Letters

14, Sep, 2018 @4:06 PM

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Why Tony Benn would have changed his mind on the European Union | Letters
Letters: Ian Bretman says the only alternative to the common regulations of the EU is a ‘race to the bottom’. Martyn Thomas says the future belongs to major powers. David Hughes says a people’s vote should be under AV with a range of options

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12, Jul, 2018 @4:59 PM

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Chequers Brexit summit only muddies the water | Letters
Letters: SP Chakravarty says the Chequers agreement puts negotiators on both sides of the Channel at a disadvantage; Laurence Williamson writes that Tony Benn’s ‘red lines’ must inform Corbyn’s position on Brexit; plus letters from a group of MEPs, Colleen Darby and Peter Fellows

Letters

08, Jul, 2018 @4:08 PM

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