Never underestimate the power of Labour. Its message of helping the underdog and the poor is enduring, still popular and extremely potent.
Change Britain activists who backed both Leave and Remain will be on the streets, maintaining the momentum for reform that this year’s vote has unlocked.
It is neither paternalistic nor libertarian, but grounded in a “compassionate conservatism” whose roots lie in Adam Smith and Edmund Burke.
But Labour just don’t get it. Despite all the evidence in favour of marriage, they’d prefer that Government remained indifferent.
…and about time, too – it’s a good idea and a potential vote-winner.
In many ways Maurice Glasman – now Lord Glasman – is an old-fashioned socialist. In other ways, however, this sometime guru to Ed Miliband is one of the most authentically conservative thinkers in the country. Consider the following piece for the Guardian, in which he gives both barrels to Keynesian stimulus and – by implication […]
By Joseph Willits Follow Joseph on Twitter Over the past week, Ed Miliband has come under criticism from various figures in the Labour party – including from mentor and architect of 'Blue Labour', Lord Glasman, and other Labour MPs. Adding to this list today, both Alan Johnson and Alistair Darling have expressed their concerns. In Saturday's Guardian […]
By Matthew Barrett Blue Labour – the new thing in left-wing politics – is interesting. It combines left and right-wing values, it criticises the record of Labour governments – most especially the last – it emphasises values the left publicly abandoned some time ago, and it poses a threat to both Labour and Conservatives. Blue […]