Editorial // Lewis Baston
Neither main party has a path to a stable parliamentary majority.
Feature // Bridget Phillipson, Scott Gilfillan
North East Combined Authority’s re-regulation of local bus services offers a better deal for passengers and taxpayers and could have significant implications for the future of public services.
The financial sector and the One Nation tradition
Feature // Richard Carr
The City is still not performing optimal service for the good of the nation.
The stakeholder society and the politics of hope
Feature // Thom Brooks
Retrieving the language of stakeholding would enable Labour to offer a compelling political future.
Commentary // Lisa Nandy, James Stafford
Lisa Nandy discusses Labour’s developing agenda and prospects for government in 2015.
Roundtable // Adam Ramsay, Ben Jackson, David Torrance, Gerry Hassan
A debate on the meaning and consequences of Scotland’s vote.
A school-to-work agenda for government
Essay // Jim O’Connell, Joel Mullan, Jamie Audsley
Young people should not only leave school with a higher level of knowledge and skills, they should also be offered better pathways to a valuable career.
Does social democracy have a future?
Commentary // Martin O’Neill, Neal Lawson
An exchange on the challenges for the democratic left.
Response // Nick Pearce, Graeme Cooke, Howard Reed
A genuine alternative?
Don’t mention the war: a response to Reeves and McIvor
Response // Russell Whiting
To ignore Attlee’s life as a soldier is to miss an important element in the formation of his thinking about welfare and the state.
(Post-)referendum Scottish politics
Notebook // Arianna Introna
If a more honest dialogue on the Scottish independence movement is to be encouraged, the radical nostalgia that idealises it should be interrogated.
Review essay // Alan Finlayson
In promoting anti-state, crowd-sourcing new economy ad-speak, Labour people are being the change the ruling class wishes to see in the world.
Toby Greene: Blair, Labour and Palestine
Review // Tom Cordiner
Blair and peace in the Middle East