Author Archives: BL team

  • Blue Labour at Conference 2018

    Posted on September 19, 2018 by BL team in Blue Labour.

    Labour Conference just wouldn’t be the same without a Blue Labour event, and this year we’re excited to announce we’re back. Date: Sunday 23rd September Time: 14:30-16:00 Venue: Avenue HQ, 17 Mann Island, Liverpool, L3 1BP (just outside the secure area) We’ll be discussing our post-Brexit Blue Labour vision, with an excellent panel chaired by […]

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  • What is Blue Labour? A Response to Harry Pitts and Matt Bolton

    Posted on September 4, 2018 by BL team in Blue Labour.

    by Maurice Glasman and Jonathan Rutherford We read your essay on Corbynism and Blue Labour with interest. Your focus on the issues of sovereignty, the people and the nation are all critical terms in the debate around Brexit. They are central to our times. The populism fueled by unequal economic growth, a loss of trust […]

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  • Blue Labour London Event 24th July

    Posted on July 22, 2018 by BL team in Blue Labour.

    To follow on from the great event we had in early July, we’re delighted to announce a discussion on Tuesday, 24 July. Same place: The Ship pub (68 Borough Road, London, SE1 1DX – in the upstairs room) Same time: 6PM We’ll be discussing Jonathan Rutherford’s article, first posted on the New Statesman and then […]

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  • Labour Needs a Post-Brexit Politics: Here’s How We Get One

    Posted on July 12, 2018 by BL team in Blue Labour.

    Photo by Andy Miah by Jonathan Rutherford It is nearly three years since the Labour Party underwent its revolution with the election of Jeremy Corbyn. Despite the claims for a new kind of politics, there has been no development of a public political philosophy to match this transformation. The party is both utterly changed and […]

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  • Blue Labour London Event 3 July

    Posted on June 24, 2018 by BL team in Blue Labour.

    An announcement from Blue Labour London organisers Anna Jones and Rowenna Davis: Dear Friends, We’re delighted to announce a Blue Labour event on 3 July – with an exciting discussion planned: What Would a Post-Brexit Blue Labour Britain Look Like? – Lisa Nandy, MP for Wigan – Caroline Badley, Community campaign organiser and consultant – […]

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  • Labour Must Remake Society

    Posted on April 26, 2018 by BL team in Blue Labour.

    by Louis McEvoy ‘We are called upon at the beginning of the twentieth century to decide the question propounded in the Sermon on the Mount, as to whether we will worship God or Mammon. The present day is a Mammon-worshipping age. Socialism proposes to dethrone the brute-god Mammon and to lift humanity into its place.’ […]

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  • Young Blue Labour Meeting, 13th January 2018

    Posted on January 6, 2018 by BL team in Blue Labour.

    Blue Labour are delighted to announce that our first Young Blue Labour meeting, with representatives from across the country, will be taking place in York on Saturday 13th January 2018 at 3pm. If you would like to attend to join the discussion please contact organiser Jeroen Jans at by Thursday 11th January.

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  • A 2017 Christmas Letter from Lord Glasman

    Posted on December 24, 2017 by BL team in Blue Labour.

    Comrades, Gratitude is not a very left wing sentiment. It implies benevolence and a kind of subservience. It engenders acquiescence to the status quo and a complacency about inequality of power. And yet, for all that, I like gratitude. It brings with it a certain grace and the right kind of love based on gift, […]

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  • Labour has a rural problem. So why aren’t we talking about it?

    Posted on December 23, 2017 by BL team in Blue Labour.

    by Liam Stokes Labour has a rural problem. I have written that so often recently that it’s becoming a mantra, but I’m not the only one saying it. Despite an insurgency in the South West, where a wounded Liberal Democrat party haemorrhaged votes to Labour, the progress made in the 2017 General Election largely bypassed […]

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  • Face It Progressives, You’re Not Radical At All

    Posted on December 14, 2017 by BL team in Blue Labour.

    by Sebastian Milbank Blue Labour is frequently accused of being ‘sentimental’ and of ‘romanticising’ everything from the working classes to British history. This accusation is not uniquely levelled at us however – it’s thrown at anybody who challenges the prevailing liberal consensus on everything from migration to marriage and the family. It isn’t just hurled […]

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