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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Labour needs a new brand if we’re going to take the fight to the Tories – my piece in today’s Daily Mirror

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Dear friends, I thought I would share a piece I have co-written with Nic Dakin MP, Shabana Mahmood MP and Councillor Caroline Badley for the Daily Mirror on the latest Red Shift report: Brand Labour: Communicating Our Timeless Values in the Brave New World of 2020. You can read the Mirror piece below: Labour needs to get to […]

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January 11th, 2016

Red Shift – Brand Labour: Communicating Our Timeless Values in the Brave New World of 2020 – 11 January 2016

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Dear friends, I wanted to share our most recent Red Shift report, Brand Labour, 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: www.redshiftlabour.co.uk   Executive summary Labour needs a ‘red rose’ […]

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January 11th, 2016

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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Red Shift report launch at Labour Conference

Dear friends, Yesterday, Shabana Mahmood MP, Nic Dakin MP, Cllr Caroline Badley and I launched the very first Red Shift report ‘Looking for a New England’ at Labour Party Conference. Here are a few pictures from the launch:     In case you were not able to attend the launch or have not had a […]

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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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