Posts by Patrick Diamond

Patrick Diamond, University Lecturer in Public Policy, Queen Mary, University of London, and Executive Chair of Policy Network

The Crosland Legacy: Lessons for the British Left

Anthony Crosland’s persuasive case for social democratic ideals and insights into the nature of the economy and politics still have great resonance today Since the financial crisis erupted eight years ago in the advanced industrialised economies, the Left across Europe has been desperately searching for a new economic strategy that can replace the defunct doctrines of market liberalism. In Britain, … Continue reading

28 September 2016 by Patrick Diamond
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Why Labour is losing: a response to O’Hara and Pye

Corbyn’s ascendance has compounded Labour’s electoral difficulties, but it didn’t create the problem In their recent posts for SPERI Glen O’Hara and Robbie Pye articulate the reasons why the Labour Party currently appears suspended between optimism and despair.  O’Hara makes powerful use of historical polling data to reveal why Labour’s position as an opposition party currently appears weak.  A prospective … Continue reading

15 March 2016 by Patrick Diamond
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