Category Archives: Labour Party

More analysis of Social Care Levy announcement

There’s a useful Twitter thread here from The Resolution Foundation with some overnight analysis of yesterday’s announcements, along with a report. There’s also a panel discussion here if you’re really interested… NEW OVERNIGHT ANALYSIS: yesterday the PM pushed Conservatives away … Continue reading

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Labour proposes the creation of a single ‘worker’ status

New #ukemplaw bulletin – Labour announces policy to create a single status of ‘worker’ – — Daniel Barnett (@daniel_barnett) July 26, 2021 Keir Starmer outlines this on LabourList – here. The party has been briefing that the aim here … Continue reading

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What the Wilson era can teach us.

Welcome to an era when a stronger welfare state was seen as a pre-condition for economic dynamism. When a robust social infrastructure helped workers take risk. New piece by me on why Harold Wilson’s forgotten agenda is relevant to the … Continue reading

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Red Wall – more on political bases

I don’t want to use this blog to focus much on party politics, but it is useful for everyone in Bectu to know how far the popular understanding of political bases is grounded in reality. This from YouGov: Is the … Continue reading

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The Labour Party’s base

This is a useful post in helping to understand what the Labour Party’s ‘base’ is and how far the party is the party of its various presumed ‘bases’ (industrial workers, renters, low pay, low-priced housing, unemployed, etc).

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