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The ‘institutional turn’: could Corbyn achieve a new political-economic settlement? by Joe Guinan and Martin O'Neill | 07.07.18 | In: Comment On Saturday 23 June, John McDonnell joined Open Labour’s annual conference as keynote speaker. Here he discussed Labour’s mission to bring about a... Read More
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We’re Gold Plating Labour’s Policy – Emma Burnell interviews Alex Sobel MP by Emma Burnell | 16.06.18 | In: Comment It’s unusual for me to meet Alex Sobel dressed in a suit. Before he became an MP we were occasional gig buddies, and so I’m more used to the regulation... Read More
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Build More Bloody Council Houses! by Steve Lapsley | 13.06.18 | In: Comment When I was a child, I used to love visiting my grandparents on their council estate in the North East. The rows of small, yet trim and tidy terraces spilled... Read More
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Labour must not fall back into its divisive stalemate by Emma Burnell | 04.05.18 | In: Comment Unsatisfactory This was not a night that should satisfy any of us who want to see a Labour government. While Labour made some gains, there weren’t nearly... Read More
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Carillion’s collapse exposes Tory indifference to those who need public services by Cllr Lisa Banes and Cllr Mark Jones | 11.02.18 | In: Comment Carillion issued its first profit warning on 10th July 2017. Yet it was awarded six further major government contracts, including HS2, in the months following... Read More
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How should Labour approach regeneration? by Tom Miller | 24.01.18 | In: Comment As a Councillor in Brent I’m not going to lay into the elected members on either side of the Haringey regeneration dispute,  despite the fact that there’s... Read More
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Industrial strategy must reduce inequality by Open Labour | 12.12.17 | In: Comment Government Ministers should be ashamed of their record, instead as we completed the debate on the budget in the House of Commons this week they asked for... Read More
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A practical, socialist alternative to Universal Basic Income? by Open Labour | 21.10.17 | In: Comment What is Labour’s big idea? Despite our bold manifesto at the last election, this is still a question we struggle to answer. We’ve made it clear that we... Read More
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Time for a new D:ream by Open Labour | 12.10.17 | In: Comment I don’t mind a little nostalgia, so the first time at conference this year I heard Things Can Only Get Better, I admit I sang along, danced and laughed... Read More
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The future of socialism is up to all of us by Emma Burnell | 30.09.17 | In: Comment The Labour Party this week exuded confidence and unity. This is likely to be in marked contrast to the Conservatives as they head to Manchester a more broken... Read More
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EU law is no barrier to Labour’s economic programme by Open Labour | 29.09.17 | In: Comment With Labour pursuing a more radical economic policy than it has done for many years, many voices on the left have argued that change on the scale demanded by... Read More
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Labour Conference 2017: A new sense of freedom to be radical by Open Labour | 28.09.17 | In: Comment The dominant memory many of us can recall from the 2014 Labour Party conference was that of the media hysteria around Ed Miliband forgetting to mention the... Read More