Posts Tagged ‘Blue Labour’

Blue Labour: more Old Labour than it thinks

by David Osler.

I have not been able to track down the origin of the slogan ‘family, faith and flag’. But if somebody told me that it was first advanced by an obscure Croatian proto-fascist splinter group in the 1930s, I wouldn’t be at all surprised. Given Blue Labour’s patently puerile desire to secure column inches by the […]

Glasman’s Blue Labour overlooks the unions

by Andy Newman.

Maurice Glasman’s introductory essay in the recent book about “Blue Labour” is quite an entertaining read, where he visualises the Labour Party as the son of a working class trade union father, possibly a non-conformist Christian; and a middle class professional mother, with radical ideals. Glasman therefore seeks to locate the paradox of the party in an […]

Blue will never be the new Red

by Andy Newman.

The “Blue Labour” agenda associated with Maurice Glasman has generated considerable discussion, and the recent interview with Progress shows that there is an element of iconoclasm from Glasman himself, where he expresses deliberately provocative positions, for example lamenting that the current generation of trade union leaders don’t match up to Sir Ken Jackson, or suggesting that […]

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