Perspectives for Open Labour: A Politics of Radical Pessimism

By Paul Thompson and F. H. Pitts / @fhpitts This document is submitted as part of a constructive engagement with the Management Committee’s Draft Position Paper (DPP). There is not much that most on the left could disagree with in the Statement. That has its merits, and we are sympathetic to not trying to have … Continued

Rethinking Social Security: Can Labour learn from Nordic policies?

By Jo Ingold / @joingold Looking to other countries for policy ideas allows us to shed light on similar societal issues in a different context . The Nordic countries are often held up as pinnacles of good universalist and social democratic policies and here I set out three areas where Labour could look to these … Continued

Finding direction

By David Purdy Since the post-war settlement was overturned and capitalism was unleashed via the neoliberal revolution of the 1980s, profound transformations have taken place in politics and power. The development of mass parties that accompanied the rise of representative government in the late nineteenth century reached its apogee in the mid-twentieth century. Since then, … Continued