Key note speech to the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History,13th Biennial National Labour History Conference, 11 July 2013
I would like to thank Nick Dyrenfurth and the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History for the invitation to speak here. I am happy as well as honoured to be with [...]
I would like to thank Paul and the Church Urban Fund for your gracious invitation. My thanks are at many levels.
The Church Urban Fund also supported London Citizens in its early years and the decade that I worked with [...]
This talk was originally given at an LSE Department of Economics public discussion with Lord Skidelsky on 29 October 2013
A podcast of the event is available here
It is wonderful to be here at the LSE. I’ve had debates with Michael Gove and Jesse Norman, and with Lord Skidelsky, but my [...]
Paper delivered to SPD event at the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung in Berlin, 30 October 2013
I would like to thank Ernst and Anna and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung for the invitation to speak today. I am honoured by it and it is very meaningful for me.
I will be talking about the need to renew our approach [...]
While its acting leader, Chris Bowen, argues that it should become a party of individualism and enterprise, a British intellectual says Australian Labor and British Labour [...]
The archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, is a brave man. Not only has he told payday lender Wonga he wants to “compete” it out of existence, but he was also the first prelate since Archbishop Laud in the 1630s to stand in the Lords and denounce usury. The Puritans cut Laud’s head off.
She defeated us in life and her ghost was not laid at her funeral. Thatcher’s inheritance still sets the parameters of political rationality and [...]
Right now Dover is the site of a battle. The local community is fighting to stop the privatisation of the town’s historic port. Lord Maurice Glasman, godfather of the Blue Labour movement, has been talking wide-eyed about this campaign to anyone who will listen.
“The port could be endowed in perpetuity to the people [...]
It is a great honour to give the CRESC annual lecture this year. Your work has been an inspiration to all of us who have tried to stitch together the political position that has become known as Blue Labour.
The arrival of the seminar seems somewhat out of time; Blue Labour in some way feels like a past trend, already overshadowed by changed political fortunes for [...]