This essay is a contribution to the debate about the Left's future. It argues that the circumstances that have sustained Labour for so long are evaporating and that the Government requires radical renewal to win a fourth term.
Michael Wills argues that, as a starting point for this process, a programme of reform needs to be developed driven not by the political class seen as responsible for undermining faith in our constitutional arrangements but by the people who are served by such arrangements.
He suggests the time may be coming for an elected, one-off, fixed term constitutional convention to heal the fractures in our politics.
Snakes and ladders: Tackling precarity in social security and employment supportAcross the country, people are trying to make ends meet, build financial security and pursue their aspirations. But, in a vicious cycle of snakes and ladders, many are being pulled down into poverty.
Making markets: The City's role in industrial strategyTo tackle climate change, we need a significant increase in public and private capital investment.
Broken hearted: A spotlight paper on cardiovascular diseaseProgress on cardiovascular disease was a significant driver of better health and prosperity in the latter half of the 20th century, however progress has recently stalled – with indications it may be in reverse.