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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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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My new version of Clause IV charts a way forward for Labour

Dear friends, You may have seen my piece on the Guardian’s Comment Is Free website on my suggested New Clause IV for the Labour Party. You can read the Guardian article here or below:     My new version of Clause IV charts a way forward for Labour When Jeremy Corbyn sealed his stunning leadership […]

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Joint MPs letter to Lord O’Neill on West Midlands devolution deal

Dear friends, Yesterday I sent a letter signed by 19 West Midlands MPs from across the political spectrum to Lord O’Neill, the Commerical Secretary to the Treasury, outlining the strong cross-party support for the negotiation of a significant devolution deal for the West Midlands. You can read a copy of the letter by clicking on […]

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Byrne challenges Nicky Morgan to add ‘compassion’ to the official list of British values

Immediate Release News from Liam Byrne MP                                                                           26/10/2015   Byrne challenges Nicky Morgan to add ‘compassion’ to the official list of British values    Liam Byrne MP today challenged the Education Secretary Nicky Morgan to add ‘compassion’ to the official list of British values celebrated nationally and promoted in the nation’s schools.   You can […]

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China, UK ‘truly interdependent’ on threshold of golden era – my piece for China Daily

Dear friends, I thought I would share a piece I have written for China Daily on UK-Chinese relations. You can read the piece below:     China, UK ‘truly interdependent’ on threshold of golden era. President Xi Jinping’s visit comes at a genuinely auspicious time. It comes as our two countries are finally poised on […]

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