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Time to pull down Labour's big tent

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We need a new pluralism in politics, based on an acceptance of difference, to address the global effects of the financial crisis

This weekend saw the annual conference of the left-leaning Compass group. Coming at the end of a truly horrific fortnight for Labour, the faithful could have been forgiven for staying at home and nursing their collective hangovers. Yet the conference sold out, and the 1,000 activists who swarmed over London's Institute of Education seemed genuinely enthused and ready for more. How come?

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John Hilary is Executive Director of War on Want and writes regularly for The Guardian's Comment is Free blog
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