Posts by Liam Byrne

Birmingham’s children now city’s biggest food bank recipients

by Liam Byrne | 30.11.18 | in: Communities, Constituency news, Press Release | Tags:

Birmingham’s children now city’s biggest food bank recipients – Liam Byrne MP The numbers in Birmingham relying on foodbank parcels to get through Christmas is on the rise – and two thirds of Birmingham’s food parcels now go to children. The analysis was published by Liam Byrne MP, based on Trussell Trust figures, to mark this weekend’s […]

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Learning Society Discussion Paper

by Liam Byrne | 20.11.18

  People’s Plan for Digital: A discussion paper   The Fourth Industrial revolution will be, not an era of change – but a change of era. Great prizes lie ahead. Artificial Intelligence alone could add £10 trillion to the world economy by 2030. But it will also prove a time of huge challenge for many. […]

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Universal Credit: Hurting Birmingham

by Liam Byrne | 02.11.18

Universal Credit is hurting our city – greatly. Foodbanks report their busiest year ever.

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PRESS RELEASE: Labour warns government over Brexit “digital heart attack”.

by Liam Byrne | 23.10.18

Labour warns government over Brexit “digital heart attack”. The Government has today (1) confirmed that it has not yet started negotiations with the European Union on the flow of personal data post-Brexit. (2) This shocking admission follows statements from the Brexit Secretary (4 September) that “real” progress was being made (3). A statement Dominic Raab MP repeated at European […]

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Research: LAUNCHED: The Future of Work for the People we Serve

by Liam Byrne | 09.10.18 | in: Research, Universities, Science & Skills

Parliamentarians, politicians and policy-makers from around the globe have come together to spell out the ten key challenges for spreading the risks and sharing the rewards of automation as new technology transforms the future of work for the world’s 3.2 billion workers. In a new book, The Future of Work for the People We Serve, […]

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We must clamp down on the social media giants that allow online harms against children

by Liam Byrne | 17.09.18 | in: Young people | Tags:

First published in The Telegraph The digital world is a place of dazzling opportunity for a young person, and endless dangers. The internet offers so much space for anonymity, so much scope to set foot in spaces out of bounds in the offline world, that it becomes easy to forget: children are still children, online […]

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Power to Change Capitalism for Good: Debate on the IPPR Economic Justice Report

by Liam Byrne | 11.09.18 | in: Video

Liam Byrne MP speaks at a debate on the new IPPR report available here: https://www.ippr.org/cej

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Research: Bill of Data Rights – Speech in committee stage of the Data Protection Bill

by Liam Byrne | 30.08.18 | in: Research | Tags:

Let me start with the argument for a Bill of Data Rights. Every so often we have to try to democratise both progress and protections. In this country we are the great writers of rights—we have been doing it since Magna Carta. Over the years, the universal declaration of human rights, the UN convention on […]

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Ayes to the Left Podcast: The Collapse of the Centre Left

by Liam Byrne | 10.07.18

Across Europe the centre left is in trouble. Of the 28 EU states only six have a left-wing government and most of those are minority administrations.In the last elections the workers party in Holland came eighth.In the French elections the socialist party’s Benoit Hamon came fifth with 6% of the vote.It is a similar story […]

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