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Hitting out beyond the ‘set’ boundary: racism and cricket

Azeem Rafiq’s courageous testimony on his experiences of racism in the British game has ignited fresh examination of institutional racism, but will it lead to real change?, asks Puru Miah

HS2: the scheme that nobody really wants

Paul Salveson offers thoughts on the announcement on HS2, the Integrated Rail Plan and more U-turns

Tories on a victory march?

Labour must prepare for an early general election by opening candidate selection now, writes Trevor Fisher

Supply chain chaos? Blame the immigrants!

Is the suppression of migration the price that has to be paid for the transition to a high wage economy? Don Flynn argues it rather sets the scene for a long period of economic depression that will impact on all workers

Progress on housing, doubts on delivery

Duncan Bowie welcomes the direction of Labour’s housing policy but finds holes in the funding

Johnson tax plans challenge Labour

The high-risk Johnson tax rises combined with the Cabinet reshuffle make an early election more possible. Labour needs to prepare by setting in motion the selection of parliamentary candidates, says Trevor Fisher

Building the Labour vote in hard-to-win areas: why we need more Labour councillors

A commitment to PR coupled with a revived activist base in local government would help convince voters they can make a difference, says Karen Constantine

Lessons of Afghanistan

Don Flynn on the folly of foreign intervention

The policy maze

Trevor Fisher finds a huge credibility gap at the heart of Labour’s policy-making process

Progressive alliance: Lego-brick policies

Trevor Fisher argues that the quest for an alliance of anti-Tory parties is fraught with dangers

Taking back control: a campaign for Labour autocracy?

The need for CLP meetings to be online due to Covid restrictions is being exploited by Labour officials at the expense of party democracy, argues Bryn Jones