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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Make Midlands the UK’s enterprise and engineering capital – News from Liam Byrne MP

  Immediate Release News from Liam Byrne MP                                                                                       14/10/2015 Make Midlands the UK’s enterprise and engineering capital – Byrne   Liam Byrne will today call for the Government to hand powers to the West Midlands to become the country’s enterprise and engineering capital – but ask the government to show flexibility on demanding a metro-mayor […]

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Red Shift – Understanding England as it is – Inspiring England as it could be – 24 September 2015

  Dear friends,   I wanted to share our very first Red Shift report, Looking for a New England, with you which we are publishing today.   Click on the front page below to open up the PDF for the full report.   You can read the executive summary further down.   For more details visit: […]

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Labour must rewrite Clause 4, and put inequality centre stage

  Dear friends,   I thought you might be interested in reading my latest piece for the Guardian entitled; “Labour must rewrite Clause 4, and put inequality centre stage”.   You can view the piece here: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/sep/21/labour-rewrite-clause-four-inequality-jeremy-corbyn-moderates   Or read it below. Very best Liam   Labour must rewrite Clause 4, and put inequality centre stage […]

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Byrne demands first class funeral services for his constituents – 16 September

  Dear friends,   This evening I presented a petition from residents of Birmingham Hodge Hill to the House of Commons on the second class burial services many of my constituents are receiving. You can read a press release about the petition below. With best wishes Liam       Immediate Release News from Liam […]

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The Tories Trade Unions Bill is an attack on working people and on the Labour Party

  Dear friends,   Last night Parliament saw the second reading of this Tory Government’s Trade Union Bill.   The Labour party is completely united in its opposition to this pernicious Bill and I voted against it at second reading last night.   This Bill is a cynical attack against working people and the brilliant […]

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