Blue Labour

Irrespective of support for Jeremy Corbyn, Labour activists are guilty fighting the wrong schism, and it is taking us further from power. If the party focus on the voters, this can be a great time of change - we have welcomed hundreds of thousands of new voices into the membership. A strong Labour needs to bring both our new members and our traditional supporters together.
British politics is shifting and realigning, the shift being part of something far bigger than just UK politics, and such
The first meeting of David Cameron's parliamentary advisory board in Number 10 What, I wonder, is his remit as part of this
The real challenge for Labour is to defend its heritage. The welfare state is under attack like never before, and fighting for real rights is the key to its defence.
In many ways, I am unsurprised to see David Miliband leave and move on to pastures new at the IRC. Despite his calls for a renewal of the left, it never came. Or more accurately, it came in the shape as a morph into Blue Labour. The centre has shifted. In fact, it has shifted so far to the right that any sensible person will begin to lose their bearings.
The Big Society is, he says, 'designed to conceal a deeply damaging withdrawal of the state from its responsibilities to the most vulnerable'. The vulnerable - a group that the great and the good ill-define the better to hide behind them. You get the Big Society you deserve I suppose.
The ideological direction of the Labour Party has never been more contested. To their credit Blue Labour were the first group of thinkers to present a fairly coherent route away from the failed New Labour project.
The Big Society and Blue Labour are movements in crisis. Unable to inspire their relative political parties or the public, they are now seen more as the outlandish, often inflammatory, musings of academics from their ivory towers.
Devolution affected the politics of the United Kingdom's four constituent nations in fundamental ways. Most obviously, the