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    As electoral disaster looms, Labour should start preparing for the post-Corbyn era

As electoral disaster looms, Labour should start preparing for the post-Corbyn era

While Jeremy Corbyn has vowed to defy his critics, experts consider the outcome of the snap election a foregone conclusion. But what will happen next for Labour? Eunice Goes explains that getting rid of Corbyn after a defeat will not be a panacea for the party’s troubles, but a new leader who will have the support of the PLP […]

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    It takes two: Corbyn’s re-election is not enough – more must be done to unite Labour

It takes two: Corbyn’s re-election is not enough – more must be done to unite Labour

Following Jeremy Corbyn’s re-election, there’s a number of things to be done in order for Labour to become a functioning party. This includes Corbyn putting an end to threats of mandatory reselection and revisiting aspects of his agenda to make it more acceptable to the PLP. But it’s not just Corbyn who must give way, explains Eunice Goes. Labour […]

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    The Labour Party is more than the shadow cabinet, and Corbyn must learn to engage with it

The Labour Party is more than the shadow cabinet, and Corbyn must learn to engage with it

The three-day reshuffle of the shadow cabinet might have helped Jeremy Corbyn stamp his mark on the party but he needs to do more to ensure his leadership lasts, writes Eunice Goes. She explains the Labour leader must engage with all groups that have historically made up the party, while his rhetoric should focus more on policies that resonate […]

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    A Corbyn leadership can endure, but only if ‘Jez’ is ready to accept a fair share of Westminster culture

A Corbyn leadership can endure, but only if ‘Jez’ is ready to accept a fair share of Westminster culture

If the last three or four days are a sign of the days ahead, the new Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn needs to get ready for very tumultuous times. The ride will be bumpier than he or his supporters had ever imagined, writes Eunice Goes.

Jeremy Corbyn might have won a huge mandate from Labour’s selectorate – being elected with 59.5 […]

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    Even if he wins, Jeremy Corbyn will never be able to lead the Labour Party

Even if he wins, Jeremy Corbyn will never be able to lead the Labour Party

Jeremy Corbyn is the unlikely favourite for the Labour leadership, with leadership election rule changes and an influx of new members and supporters fuelling his rise. But what would result of his ascendency to the party’s top job? Eunice Goes, author of a forthcoming book about Ed Miliband’s leadership of the Labour Party, argues the Corbyn may end up […]

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    The new Labour leadership contest rules are responsible for the lacklustre pre-campaign

The new Labour leadership contest rules are responsible for the lacklustre pre-campaign

The Labour Party is currently in the (long) process of electing its new leader, with the eventual victor likely to fight a 2020 General Election. This is the first election to be fought under the party’s new system, following the recent controversy over trade union involvement with the process. Eunice Goes argues that these new rules are stifling the […]

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    The coalition effect on the Liberal Democrats: Driven to the edge of Europe

The coalition effect on the Liberal Democrats: Driven to the edge of Europe

Throughout the coalition, a gradual change of the Lib Dems’ approach to the EU in a number of areas can be seen. In this article, Eunice Goes analyses the mistakes the party made and what effect being in a coalition government has had on Nick Clegg’s party.

When the Liberal Democrats joined the coalition government in 2010 they were expected […]

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    Labour’s proposed public service reforms won’t undo the effects of privatisation

Labour’s proposed public service reforms won’t undo the effects of privatisation

Miliband promises more ‘relational’ public services; proposing to reform public services around ideas of collaboration, relations, and prevention. But if he is serious about them he needs to clarify the role of private sector providers, says Eunice Goes.

Ed Miliband’s tirades against ‘predator capitalism’ have been widely discussed, but his equally vociferous attack on the irresponsive and managerial state has been overlooked […]