Posts tagged labour
The left's common sense on neoliberalism is a lightning rod for anti-semites

The left’s common sense on neoliberalism is fundamentally flawed, and this has had profound implications for its ability to offer a compelling political vision. Worse, it has made the Labour Party in particular into a lightning-rod for conspiratorial thinking, often anti-Semitic in nature. To really rid itself of such limitations, the left must develop a genuine understanding of capitalism’s historic evolution.

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Not a penny off the pay, not a minute on the day: Notes on the TUC's new jobs report

The TUC’s new jobs report marks the first time that the august trade union body has indicated willingness to accommodate, rather than resist, some of the new political ideas put on the agenda by automation and the changes that work has been subject to since the end of the Second World War.

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Build it in Britain: not the industrial strategy we need, but the one we deserve

Industrial strategy. For Labour insiders, the sound of this wonkish phrase has been rolling like drum-taps in the distance for quite some time now, drawing closer and closer. It was only a matter of time before the Party leadership settled on an industrial strategy it felt ready to present to the electorate. Build it in Britain, announced yesterday, is that strategy.

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