• Jon Cruddas MP: In Defence of Paul Embery

    Posted on July 23, 2019 by in Blue Labour.

    by Jon Cruddas MP Paul Embery is a friend of mine; born and raised in Dagenham and proud of it. He is also a hero, a firefighter and for twenty years an active member of the FBU. However Paul faces being kicked off the FBU national executive and debarred from holding office for two years. […]

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  • Let’s Bring Back Cakes and Ale Socialism

    Posted on June 19, 2019 by BL team in Blue Labour.

    by Capel Lofft Few people would immediately associate the modern Left with a spirit of delight and celebration. The popular image is of purse-lipped puritanical preaching, interspersed with a good dollop of hypocritical Bollinger bolshevism – quaffing a nice glass of something cold and sparkling with one hand while finger-jabbing at the plebs’ pleasure in […]

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  • Nigel Farage and our democratic nation

    Posted on May 18, 2019 by in Blue Labour.

    by Jonathan Rutherford The Brexit party has energy, clarity and purpose. Nigel Farage is redefining the national political debate around democracy and the nation. The political class, he argues, never intended to allow Brexit. They have humiliated the country, shown contempt for democracy and they are now betraying the people. His message is national redemption. […]

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  • The End of Progress?

    Posted on April 30, 2019 by in Blue Labour.

    Brexit, Trump, and the rise of populism signal the end of liberal hegemony in the West. Our political task must be to reject narratives of inevitable progress and build a democratic common good.  by Jonathan Rutherford Taken together, the financial crisis of 2008, Brexit, Trump, the rise of populism, all signal the end of a […]

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  • On the Left and Roger Scruton

    Posted on April 11, 2019 by BL team in Blue Labour.

    By Jonathan Rutherford I got to know Roger Scruton because, being Blue Labour, I was interested in conservative thinking and he is England’s foremost conservative thinker and our country’s most eminent philosopher. He explained conservatism to me as liberalism taking a pause. The New Statesman might consider a pause having succeeded in getting him sacked […]

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  • A Christmas Greeting from Maurice Glasman

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

    Hi All, You know what this letter will say, but before we turn our attention to the central matter of how to be nice to your Mum this Christmas, I thought it would be good to continue with the tradition of the Christmas Message. Last month I gave a talk in Najaf to Shia Muslim […]

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  • 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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