Virtue signalling gets a bad rap. On the internet, in particular, the line between virtue signalling and the simple signalling of one’s position is thin. Who, after all, does not believe, or at least pretend to believe, that their own positions are virtuous?
Labour Together’s Plan for National Reconstruction suggests a coming together of post-New Labour moderates and Blue Labour thinkers. In a party riven by factionalism, that is good reason for hope.
Labour Together’s Labour’s Covenant argues Labour should oppose market liberalism and identity politics. But the historical narrative which links the two is questionable.
Labour Together argues for a national economy. What are the barriers to and potential pitfalls of an economically nationalist – or even a protectionist – programme?
Labour Together offers a communitarian way forward for Labour, but doesn’t fully recognise the political constraints on the realisation of that vision.
Labour Together’s new Plan for National Reconstruction argues for a new covenant with the natural world. We mustn’t lose sight of the people in the landscape.
Labour Together’s new Plan for National Reconstruction pitches contract against covenant. Can Labour do without the liberal tradition?
Re-writing history is a much more interesting act than simply lying. Those who do it may not be being honest about the past, but they are being honest about their politics.
Far from becoming less neoliberal, core features of the neoliberal settlement – most notably, high levels of inequality and poverty – will be just as entrenched after the pandemic.
We have until 2030 to solve the climate crisis. But little has changed. That’s terrifying.
Germany’s SPD exceeded many expectations in the recent general election: how did Olaf Scholz do it, and are there lessons for Starmer?
The takeover of Newcastle United widens the already yawning chasm between English football fans and the clubs they love. Labour should heed the danger—and the opportunity.
The everyday economy is a concept whose time has come. But it must be more than just an attractive political trope in search of economic policy content adequate to its ambition.
Alpacas can do wonders for your tax bill.
Few predicted the election of Sharon Graham as Unite general secretary. There are huge implications for the future of trade union organising and the Labour Party link.
The urgency of the climate crisis demands broad coalitions and targeted campaigns
The campaign that called on people to stay at home to “protect the NHS” was effective and necessary; its upshot, however, is that we have all spent a more than a year engaged in a campaign of state-sponsored curtain twitching of a particularly extreme bent.
It is twenty years since British cultural politics was reconfigured around the assumed death of multiculturalism, and the ascendance of populist xenophobic anti-immigration identity politics. Stuart Cartland reassesses this history and asks how its effects can be reversed.
A week after Batley and Spen went to the polls Mark Perryman offers ten thoughts on Labour’s narrowest of victories.
Mark Perryman argues that the result of the Chesham and Amersham by-election suggests the need for Labour to work with other progressive parties
Richard McNeill Douglas on Jeremy Heywood
Part 3 of Frederick Harry Pitts in conversation with Jon Cruddas MP.
Part 2 of Frederick Harry Pitts in conversation with Jon Cruddas MP.
Part 1 of Frederick Harry Pitts in conversation with Jon Cruddas MP.
How does Labour, a self-proclaimed party of social change, engender less faith in its plans for the future than the party whose name means to conserve?
Good politicians have their fingers to a pulse that most of us never even know is there. Once upon a time, Tony Blair had this. He doesn’t have it anymore.
The Labour Party faces an existential crisis. It must expose the contradictions of the new Tory agenda, and face up to the challenges facing the country.
A year into the pandemic, Renewal is publishing a series of essays by careworker Paul Cotterill on power, professionalisation and decommodification in care work. The final essay in this series grapples with the tasks of professionalisation, the role of progressives in facilitating the agency of careworkers, and how careworkers as a profession can lead the … Continue reading Carers’ Agency: Building agency and institutions
A year into the pandemic, Renewal is publishing a series of essays by careworker Paul Cotterill on power, professionalisation and decommodification in care work. The second essay in this series looks back at the rise and partial fall of nursing as a profession. While a nursing elite professionalised quickly in favourable conditions, this professionalisation was … Continue reading Carers’ Agency: Professionalisation, precedent, prejudice
A year into the pandemic, Renewal is publishing a series of essays by careworker Paul Cotterill on power, professionalisation and decommodification in care work. This first essay looks at power and powerlessness in relation to careworkers, moving towards a core argument of this series: that a way to resolve the powerlessness wrought by decommodification in … Continue reading Carers’ Agency: Power and professionalisation
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