Posts Tagged ‘National Policy Forum’

So where does Labour stand on: Education (part 2)

by David Pavett.

This is one of a series of posts which focus on the outcome of Labour’s policy review, as agreed by its national policy forum. In the the first part of these notes on the outcomes for education of the July meeting of Labour’s National Policy Forum I considered how different views on the role of […]

So where does Labour stand on: Education

by David Pavett.

This is one of a series of posts which focus on the outcome of Labour’s policy review, as agreed by its national policy forum. Discussing education within the Labour Party is not easy at the best of times. Members are expected to find information where they can. The party provides virtually none, not even in […]

For “better politics”, Labour must start at home

by David Pavett.

I thought that the Labour party’s recent “Education and Children” document was waffle-filled, tendentious, misleading and often wholly wrong. But even that did not prepare me for Labour’s consultation document “Better Politics”, which is aimed at the 2015 manifesto (amendments to be in from constituency parties and affiliates by 13th June). To be fair, the […]

When will Labour critique and respond to Gove’s revolution?

by David Pavett.

It is the age of the “gold standard”. The Labour party has circulated eight consultation documents which set out draft policy proposals for the 2015 manifesto. Education is dealt with in “Education and Children” and to a lesser extent in “Work and Business”. Apparently  they should be read in conjunction with the recently-issued “One Nation […]

Whose policy is it anyway?

by Mark Seddon.

It has been with a certain detached sense of irony that I have listened to a succession of senior Labour figures – John Prescott, Jack Straw, Alistair Darling and David Blunkett – criticising the strange Labour summer offensive that wasn’t. It is not that they don’t have a point, more that they might have delivered […]

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