• 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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  • Is Professor Green the new Robert Tressell?

    Posted on January 12, 2018 by in Blue Labour.

    Just over a century ago a novel was published that offered the nation a stark picture of the lives of white working class men. The release of the book was posthumous, its author Robert Tressell (Robert Noonan) having died of TB three years previously. The name of the book was of course The Ragged Trousered […]

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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 jansjeroen13@hotmail.com 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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  • Labour already has a vote on Brexit. Let’s use it to take charge of negotiations.

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

    By Jeroen Jans Post-Brexit, the Labour Party has focused on how to deal with the bill that allows the government to trigger Article 50. This has proven to be generally unsuccessful. At first, the amendments were defeated in the House of Commons, after which two were passed in the House of Lords, only to be […]

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  • Neoliberalism decimated our railway. Brexit means we can get it back.

    Posted on October 30, 2017 by BL team in Blue Labour.

    By George Wasserhouse Britain loves its railway. It was one of our country’s finest inventions. Its sense of nostalgic romance still captivates us and is reflected in the popularity of our many heritage lines, steam charter trains and television programmes. Many stations are looked after by enthusiastic community groups that maintain flower beds. Its respectable, […]

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