James Purnell

BBC's Eddie Mair Asks His Boss: 'Why Do People Get Paid More If They Have A Penis?'

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK

A BBC presenter has attempted to get to the meat of the matter over the corporation’s gender pay row, asking one of his bosses: “Why do on-air peo...

Tory MP Has Rather Strong Reaction To BBC Diversity Targets

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK

The BBC is "racist" and discriminating against white, working class people for introducing targets to boost the diversity of its staff, a Tory MP has ...

Adopting an Adaptive Style for Internet Policy

James Purnell | Posted 24.12.2012 | UK Tech
James Purnell

An adaptive style of policymaking requires a different type of organization and outlook, one that looks outward and abroad, tolerates failure, and moves and learns quickly. An adaptive style won't triumph over policy substance. But in the fast-moving Internet age, it is its essential partner.

Tom Harris Defends James Purnell On Welfare Reform

www.labourlist.org | Posted 30.09.2011 | UK Politics


James Purnell Would Kill the Welfare State With 'kindness'...

Darrell Goodliffe | Posted 27.09.2011 | UK Politics
Darrell Goodliffe

James Purnell's politics on welfare are simply poisonous; they will not save the welfare state but kill it stone dead. Labour should reject them if it really does love the welfare state and instead of decimating it rebuild it as something we can once again be proud of; rather than kill it with fake kindness.