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Is back to the future what is best for Labour after Ed Miliband?

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imageBlairites are waiting in the wings.Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

If victors get to define the reasons for their victory, then losers just get told why they’ve lost. Within hours – minutes even – of the announcement of the shock BBC exit poll at 10pm on May 7, Ed Miliband was being informed in no uncertain terms why he had done so badly...

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Maurice Newman: mad, bad or sad?

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Having a platform, albeit a modest one, from which to try and catch the world’s attention is a great privilege. The number of competing voices in the blogosphere means that the size of the audience is often far smaller than one might like. In this regard, newspapers are still in the ascendant and writing for them has a good...

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Government predicts substantial participation boost from big child care spend

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imageSocial Services Minister Scott Morrison announced a $3.5 billion child care package.AAP/Paul Miller

The government estimates its proposed A$3.5 billion child care package will encourage more than 240,000 families to increase their involvement in paid employment, including almost 38,000 jobless families.

The changes, starting in July 2017, would see...

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  7. An old media election, but at least we got a few good gags
  8. What happened on Northern Ireland's high-drama election night
  9. How much does it hurt when big political beasts lose their seats?
  10. Conservative victory means England’s school system will look like few others in the world
  11. New SNP Westminster intake: the young, the inexperienced and the untamed activists
  12. Tories win UK election outright majority as polls completely fail
  13. Labour has some deep soul searching to do before it picks a new leader
  14. Tips for Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage on life after leadership
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  21. Explainer: how political parties choose their leaders
  22. After campaigning so divisively, David Cameron must now reap what he sowed
  23. The Vote: fictional polling station provides comic relief but is a missed opportunity
  24. Media and pollsters eat humble pie for getting election so wrong
  25. No hung parliament means a sigh of relief for the Queen
  26. Government's RET compromise guarantees uncertainty for renewables
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  28. How World War II spurred vaccine innovation
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  30. Faster-than-light travel: are we there yet?
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  33. The aftershocks of the SNP's success will be felt throughout the next parliament
  34. Hot seats reaction: who have been the winners and losers in the key marginals?
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  36. UK Election 2015: David Cameron back in No 10 as the Conservatives win
  37. Lib Dem wipeout prompts Clegg to hint he will step down
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  39. The SNP has blown British politics apart – and the UK must now change if it is to survive
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