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Phoebe Braithwaite is openDemocracy’s submissions editor.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

The left needs to start again: interview with Ken Loach

Loach's new film, Spirit of '45, is an impassioned account of the unity that built the post-war welfare state, contrasted with the dismantling we are witnessing today. Oliver Huitson talks to him about the film, welfare, Thatcher, the unions and the modern Labour party. Can we recapture the spirit?

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