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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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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EDM on Compassion as a ‘Fundamental British Value’

  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

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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The Frontline is Online – my piece in the Daily Mirror

  Dear friends,   You may have seen my piece in the Daily Mirror today; you can read it here below:   Whatsapp is a “disaster for the police” – how we are losing the fight against the digital Jihadis   David Cameron should think again about air strikes against Syria and focus on the […]

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Redshift – Looking for a new England – 22 July 2015

  Dear friends,   England is changing – and to win back power, Labour must change too. At the last election, England decisively shifted blue. Now Labour now needs a plan for a red shift. We believe progressive parties win when we own the future.But too many people think we belonged to the past. The […]

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