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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Re-shaping the radical centre – lessons from the 2015 election

  Dear friends,   You may have seen my piece in the Sunday Times yesterday on lessons for the Labour Party from this year’s election. You can read it here or below:  (£): http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/uk_news/article1568686.ece     You can access a set of slides which sum up my argument; here. Reshaping the radical centre   —————————————————————————————————   Liam […]

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

  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

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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