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Labour will give everyone the chance of enjoying the benefits of a middle-class lifestyle if it wins a third term, Alan Milburn, the party's election co-ordinator, has said.

Does Labour still have enough to offer the new middle class it helped to create?

In all the feverish pre-election skirmishing we have witnessed hitherto, something has been conspicuously missing. None of the three main parties has yet advanced any big idea; none has articulated anything that even approximates to a political vision for the future. The Chancellor's talk of Britishness is probably the closest anyone has come.

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Politics: He's been back only a week but Campbell is in the soup already

ALASTAIR CAMPBELL is back, and his old enemies are circling, desperate to settle old scores. The man who left Downing Street 18 months ago after nine years as Tony Blair's consigliere is back at his side for the general election.

THE IMMIGRATION DEBATE: Clarke's five-year plan to cut immigration aims at low-skilled in hardline approach

LOW SKILLED workers will find it much harder to enter Britain under a tough new immigration policy announced by the Government yesterday.
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