Michael Buckley looks forward to Blue Labour’s forthcoming Midlands Seminar
In a couple of weeks I’ll be attending the Blue Labour Midlands Seminar, a day of lectures and discussion headed by Professor John Milbank and Lord Glasman. The arrival of the seminar seems somewhat out of time; Blue Labour in some way feels like a [...]
Professors John Milbank and Adrian Pabst, alongside Richard Robinson and Ian Geary, host a discussion on the future of Blue Labour
6 July 2012, 9:30 to 17:00
Centre of Theology and Philosophy
The University of Nottingham
‘The Primacy of the Social and Ethical – How Blue Labour speaks to the social, political and [...]
In these extracts from journalist Rowenna Davis’s new book, Tangled Up In Blue, Blue Labour’s Maurice Glasman and ‘Red Tory’ Phillip Blond speak about each other’s work
Glasman’s frustration came to a head in a seminar with Blond in Westminster’s Portcullis House in the spring of 2009. Blond had been brought in to discuss his [...]
Luke Bretherton says irresponsibility at the top is just as much to blame for the riots as that of the rioters themselves
David Cameron said the rioters represented ‘pockets’ of society that were ‘sick’.
His analysis was both wrong and worryingly misguided. To say someone is sick is to suggest they are not responsible for [...]
Ed Pocock says that freedom of thought is the only way to keep the party faithful after years of the ‘election machine’
Throughout modern history, political discourse has been governed by the most dominant ideological strands of thought.
Jack Reid puts the case for religious organisation as a transformative force in our political culture
Democracy, founded above all on the principle of equality, is struggling to function properly in contemporary Western societies, primarily due to the insatiable individualism that these cultures currently [...]
Patrick Macfarlane says that investing in families and communities can – and should – be a clear sign that society is looking towards the future
There are some who think that blue Labour ideas are all about nostalgia.
Madeleine Bunting’s article in today’s Guardian highlights some important challenges for the party in reconnecting with working [...]
Blue Labour is the Labour Party pressure group that aims to put relationships and responsibility at the heart of British politics.
Launched in 2009 by academic and Labour peer Maurice Glasman, the organisation is dedicated to reclaiming distinctive traditions of reciprocity and mutuality in the labour movement.
It combines respect for family, faith and work [...]