I am delighted to be associated with this new collection of essays from some of Labour’s activists and writers. Pragmatic Radicalism is over-flowing with exciting, radical ideas from Labour’s New Generation. With Labour embarking on its Policy Review, as many members as possible should have an opportunity to have a say and do the thinking necessary to ensure that Labour remains the party with the ideas and solutions to meet the challenges of the future. Pragmatic Radicalism is an important contribution to the process. It is yet more proof for us in Westminster that future policy development must happen at the grassroots as much as the Shadow Cabinet table. What these pithy and apposite essays demonstrate is that the Labour party is vibrant, and that the New Generation, defined not by age, but attitude, is ready to rise to the challenge set by our leader, Ed Miliband.
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