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Good to be cheered up by Guy Standing's three principles that help define a new progressive agenda for a precariat charter (Cheer up everyone. A renewed left is coming, 21 April), even if the groups worldwide that he cites would not necessarily see themselves as part of such a movement. These principles – recognition, representation and redistribution – are the same three Rs that the political philosopher Nancy Fraser has been exploring for many years in her argumentation around the politics of justice, and are much used by those of us working in the fields of feminism and gender politics, and labour studies. They are rightly absolutely central, and it is important to acknowledge her as a significant thinker in the field. Meanwhile, bring on this forward march of a new politics of transformation – and invite Ed Miliband.

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