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 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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 […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
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 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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 […]Continue Reading... 5 Comments.
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 – […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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.’ […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
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 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday 11th January.Continue Reading... No Comments.