Only a new capitalism can end inequality in Britain. This is where Labour comes in – My piece in the Guardian

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Dear friends, I thought I would share a piece I have written for the Guardian on inequality. You can read the piece below: It was the soundbite that helped elect New Labour. “Education, education, education” epitomised our pro-aspiration credentials – and explained for millions of progressives how we planned to roll back the seismic inequalities […]

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Resolution Foundation slides from Professor Stiglitz’ lecture on #inequality to the APPG on Inclusive Growth

Dear friends, Yesterday Professor Stiglitz gave a lecture on inequality to the APPG on Inclusive Growth at the Resolution Foundation. As part of the event, the director of the Resolution Foundation, Torsten Bell, gave a short presentation. You can see the slides from his presentation by clicking on the image below.

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Byrne wins bid for 3,000 jobs at Washwood Heath – 23 February 2016

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Liam briefs the media at the Washwood Heath site. Byrne wins bid for 3,000 jobs at Washwood Heath   MPs have demanded that High-Speed 2 change its plans for the old LDV Alstom site in Washwood Heath to allow 3000 jobs to be created – 10 times more than the original plan.   The “instruction […]

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Labour Renewal for the Fourth Industrial Revolution – My piece for Progress

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Dear friends, I thought I would share with you an article I wrote for Progress on Labour renewal. You can read the piece below: Labour Renewal for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Just as the Labour movement was born in the giant factories of the Victorian age, so we will be reborn in the giant networks […]

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Reclaiming Idealism: Entrepreneurial Socialism and the Case for a new Clause IV

Dear friends, I thought you might be interested in the following pamphlet following my Policy Network speech earlier this month on ‘Reclaiming Idealism: Entrepreneurial Socialism and the Case for a new Clause IV’. Click on the first page below to open the pamphlet:  

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Statement on West Mids Devolution Deal – 17 November 2015

  Dear friends,   You will have seen the news that the West Midlands Combined Authority has announced it’s deal with the Government to see more powers and funding brought to our region. You can read the Birmingham Post coverage of the news by clicking here: I have today released a statement on behalf of […]

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Policy Network Speech in Infographics

Dear friends, Yesterday I delivered a speech to Policy Network on entrepreneurial socialism, tackling inequality and the case for a #NewClause4. You can read the speech here. You can also see below my speech in six infographics:   1) Britain 2015: More Super Rich. More Super Poor.                     […]

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Interview with Amartya Sen on power to our citizens – Sept 2009

Following today’s speech on Rewriting The Rules, I thought I’d republish an interview I did with Amartya Sen in 2009 on how we put more power into the hands of our citizens….   ————————————————————————————   27 September 2009 Liam Byrne MP interview with Amartya Sen   LB:  Rawls talks about equality of opportunity as a starting […]

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What basic powers should all citizens have?

  Dear friends,   In my speech earlier today, calling for a #NewClause4, I promised to publish some work we did in Government on the basic powers we want to see in the hands of our citizens.   Today I am publishing these slides for the first time. Click on the first slide below to […]

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My speech on entrepreneurial socialism, the fight against inequality and a #NewClause4

  Dear friends,   I am giving a speech this morning at Policy Network called entrepreneurial socialism – it sets out how the Labour Party can unite around the fight against inequality with a #NewClause4.   You can read my speech here using this link here:   Byrne – How We Rewrite the Rules for Our […]

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