Posts in the category of: Philosophy

Infographics from my Dragons speech – 24 May 2016

by Liam Byrne | 25.05.16

  Here are the three headlines from my research which I published today alongside the launch of my new book Dragons: Ten Entrepreneurs Who Built Britain      

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What basic powers should all citizens have?

by Liam Byrne | 03.11.15

  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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EDM on Compassion as a ‘Fundamental British Value’

by Liam Byrne | 26.10.15

  Dear friends,   Today I tabled an Early Day Motion (EDM) in Parliament calling on the Government to include compassion on it’s list of ‘fundamental British Values’.   EDM: ‘That this house notes the list of British values published in the Prevent Strategy 2011 includes democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect […]

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

by Liam Byrne | 26.10.15

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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Statement on Universities UK Letter to the Times – 02 February 2015

by Liam Byrne | 01.02.15

  Commenting on the letter from Universities UK (UUK) to the Times newspaper, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Universities, Science and Skills Liam Byrne MP said:      “The Tory-led government trebled fees and now it is crystal clear that the student finance system is going bust, saddling students with debts most will never repay of £43,500 […]

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Time to Start Backing and Stop Attacking Our Young People – My speech to Burnt Mill – Tuesday 16 December 2014

by Liam Byrne | 16.12.14

There has been some press coverage of my speech. You can read coverage from the Independent here,  from the Evening Standard here, and a piece from me in LabourList here. I am also delighted to say that the visit was covered by YourHarlow – here. If you have felt exploited by a long unpaid internship then I […]

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West Midlands Labour Annual Conference – 15 November 2014

by Liam Byrne | 17.11.14

  Dear friends, I have just returned from the West Midlands Labour Annual Conference at Warwick University in Coventry. It was an excellent couple of days with great opportunities to engage with fellow MPs, members and regional staff. One of the most important things to come out of the conference was the final draft of Labour’s […]

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A Metro-Mayor for the West Midlands – A proposal from Liam Byrne MP – 6 November 2014

by Liam Byrne | 06.11.14

  Dear friends,     You may have read my interview in the Birmingham Post this morning entitled; Midland mayor “could run policing, transport and support for business”   The news that Manchester has got the green light for a metro-mayor is great. As Chief Secretary to the Treasury in the last government, I worked hard […]

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Responses to ‘Robbins Rebooted’ – 28 August 2014

by Liam Byrne | 28.08.14

  Dear friends,   I’ve been delighted by the response to my pamphlet, ‘Robbins Rebooted’, where I set out the terms for a 21st Century debate on the future of higher education. Below is a short selection of responses so far from higher education stakeholders.   The Higher Education Policy Institute referred to the pamphlet […]

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Liam Byrne publishes ‘Robbins Rebooted’ – laying out a vision for 21st Century Higher Education and university reform – 28 August 2014

by Liam Byrne | 28.08.14

  Dear friends,   Today the Social Market Foundation (SMF) has published my pamphlet entitled ‘Robbins Rebooted’.   You can view an electronic version of the pamphlet here.   In it I set out options for reform of Britain’s universities to boost the country’s knowledge economy and open high paying technical and professional jobs to the […]

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