• Blue Labour provides a new path for Labour in Scotland

    Posted on April 21, 2017 by Ross Ahlfeld in Blue Labour.

    ‘It’s an English thing’ or ‘it’s for academics’ are two allegations we often hear made against Blue Labour, yet neither of these two statements are remotely true. Rather, Blue Labour is a restoration of the distinctly Scottish labour and trade union movement which grew out of the mutual improvement societies. More so, Blue Labour offers […]

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  • A Christmas letter from Lord Glasman

    Posted on December 22, 2016 by Maurice Glasman in Blue Labour.

    Comrades, It is very important to treasure and to strengthen our relationship with our political inheritance as well as our loved ones as Christmas approaches and the year ends. We can now understand more clearly than ever that without the affection and leadership of the working class, without a conservative as well as a radical […]

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  • Setting the record straight on diversity

    Posted on December 9, 2016 by Rachel Burgin in Blue Labour.

    This is the text of a speech Rachel Burgin delivered at the Blue Labour Conference in Manchester on 26th November 2016 It’s a real privilege to be asked to speak at this event. When I was first asked I said that even though I had done my fair share of academic work, I’m not really […]

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  • A Blue Labour view on success: when meaningful labour and gender meet

    Posted on December 6, 2016 by Jeroen Jans in Blue Labour.

    This blog is based on a mini-lecture, titled “success” given by Jeroen Jans for Radboud Reflects (Radboud University) at an art night in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Introduction In today’s society, there are two dominant assumptions: 1) we act out of self-interest, and 2) being successful means being highly educated and earning a high income. In […]

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  • Together for Scotland

    Posted on July 2, 2016 by in Blue Labour.

    It seems that the latest Scottish elections weren’t won based on issues such as affordable housing, the NHS, a decent working environment or qualitative education. The elections were based on the Constitution itself and in the eyes of many, Labour couldn’t make up its mind. At least, this is what the election result, in which […]

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  • Leaving the EU opens space for Labour to lead a renewal of democracy

    Posted on June 25, 2016 by Maurice Glasman in Blue Labour.

    The origins of the European Union are, in many ways, inspiring and almost miraculous. At the start, co-operation between France and West Germany was built on an economic strategy that gave not only dignity, but some power to workers. This approach recognised that in order to resist the domination of the market it was necessary […]

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  • The time has come to hear the working class

    Posted on June 25, 2016 by Jeroen Jans in Blue Labour.

    It is probably needless to say that the outcome of the referendum on British membership of the EU has shocked many. Most of us went to sleep, quite confident that we would wake up in pretty much the same situation. Nevertheless, all of us would soon discover that this was a serious misjudgement. As one […]

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  • Why Blue Labour, and not the SNP, holds the key to a stronger Scotland

    Posted on May 4, 2016 by Jeroen Jans in Blue Labour.

    It is becoming ever more apparent that there is a growing unease about Westminster’s control over the countries, which together form the United Kingdom. That the people’s annoyance is not based on phantasm is shown by a recent publication of The Economist, which stated that the UK is the most centralised states in Europe. In […]

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  • Blue Labour and (Flemish) Christian Democracy: A Story of Catholic Social Teaching

    Posted on February 20, 2016 by Jeroen Jans in Blue Labour.

    In this post I argue that Blue Labour has some important links with Flemish Christian Democracy, and that this has everything to do with their use of Catholic Social Teaching (CST), which emphasizes the importance of dialogue and cooperation. Historically, this has led to a strong emphasis on subsidiarity and intermediary structures, which I will […]

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  • What is Blue Labour? (Part 1)

    Posted on January 11, 2016 by Ed Rennie in Blue Labour.

    It is abundantly clear that many in the party and in the wider labour movement do not understand what Blue Labour is. This is the case despite the second edition of a collection of essays being published last September after the first edition sold out. Naturally many committed to Labour don’t have the time to […]

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