Labour is the traditional party of fraternity, says minister

by Liam Byrne | 12.09.08 | in: Uncategorized

The Minister for Immigration Liam Byrne today claimed that Labour is the only party that can ‘refresh’ Britain’s sense of community.

In a pamphlet written for the think tank Demos, ‘A More United Kingdom’, he says that Labour is built on ideas of fraternity and fairness, and must not allow the Conservative party to claim the notion for itself.

While the tactic of right is to revert to a set of traditional institutions to renew our sense of belonging, Byrne argues that the institutions and standards that sustained it in the past have been weakened by the pressures of modern life. The solution, he suggests, is a new spirit of ‘civic inventiveness’, where ordinary people find news.

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