1 million leave the enterprise economy – Byrne

Embargo: 0001 Tuesday 24th June 2016   British enterprise economy going into reverse – Byrne   Britain’s enterprise economy risks going into reverse as new House of Commons library figures commissioned by Liam Byrne MP, reveals over 1 million people have left ‘entrepreneurial activity’ in the last three years.   The analysis comes as new figures show: […]

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Renewing Our Entrepreneurial Democracy – my speech to the RSA to launch Dragons: How Ten Entrepreneurs Built Britain

Tonight I am launching my new book; Dragons: How Ten Entrepreneurs Built Britain; at the RSA. You can read my remarks below; watch the discussion on the RSA website – livestreamed from 6pm – or join the discussion online using #Dragons.    …. Renewing Our Entrepreneurial Democracy Remarks to the Royal Society of Arts on Dragons: How […]

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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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Donald Trump is a warning to Britain’s politicians: we’ve got to get our act together – my piece for the New Statesman

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Dear friends, I thought I would share a piece I have written for the New Statesman ahead of Professor Joseph Stiglitz’s lecture to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Inclusive Growth. You can read the piece below:   The shock and awe of Donald Trump’s surge is gruesome viewing for the millions of progressives who admire […]

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March 2nd, 2016

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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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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