Let’s stamp out the idea that Labour is anti-business

Stephen Kinnock MP and Hamish Sandison, Chair of Labour Business, outline how to bust the myth that Labour is anti-business. First published in Labour List, Thursday 13th May Last week, London was Boris Johnson’s London. This week, London is a changed city, a Labour London – Sadiq Khan’s London. There is much we can and should… Read More »

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The £1.8 trillion question: what should a pro-business Labour Party sound like?

The scale of Labour’s election loss in May came as a shock to many of us, myself included. But in retrospect, the polls had warned us that Labour substantially trailed the Conservatives on economic competence for much of the last parliament. That simply meant voters were loath to hand us stewardship of the UK economy,… Read More »

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Co-creation: the new economic model 

As the centre-left business community comes to terms with the scale of Labour’s defeat, it seems that a new vigour and optimism is returning.   We know how to create jobs and growth. We’ve done it all our lives. And it’s not merely a matter of Labour ‘getting’ business. It’s time for Labour Business to… Read More »

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A crisis of confidence in the European project

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Greece is in a mess primarily because successive Greek governments failed to take the tough measures necessary to modernise the country’s economy and institutions. If the country was not in the eurozone then it could have taken radical steps of its own to correct mistakes of the past just as the United Kingdom did following… Read More »

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A Dynamic Rebalanced Economy Supporting Strong Public Finances

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A BETTER PLAN FOR BUSINESS: A Dynamic, Rebalanced Economy with Strong Public Finances The first day of the 2015 general election campaign saw Ed Miliband launch Labour’s compelling Plan for British Business at Bloomberg’s in London. His overarching vision is one where our business sector succeeds when working people succeed. Focusing on the great strengths… Read More »

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Welsh Labour Supporting Our Dairy Farmers

rebecca evans dairy farming wales

Our dairy industry is facing real challenges. For several years there has been volatility in the farmgate milk price and a general increase in the cost of production, such that the margin on milk has been small and variable. This situation has led to a lack of confidence, resulting in low investment in farm infrastructure… Read More »

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Labour the Party for Innovators and Business

Brodie Houlette innovation and growth

Forget the Coalition’s rhetoric – Wales is a Labour success story with innovation and long-term thinking at its heart. The Welsh Government headed by Carwyn Jones AM shows the rest of our Labour family how to run a successful government in times of austerity and spiteful cuts from Whitehall. Labour must not forget that it… Read More »

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Empower Creative Young People through Political Engagement

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Are young people interested in politics? An important question as they are the future. We still need to work on increasing the number of politically active young people, as shown by Labour shadow cabinet member Ivan Lewis. I think young people are actually more interested in public issues and current affairs than is commonly supposed…. Read More »

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Editorial: On Course…for the Rocks

on course for rocks autumn statement 2014

The Chancellor declared in his Autumn Statement that Britain was on course for a budget surplus, growth and national recovery. Yet at the outset he had staked his credibility on removing the deficit within this Parliament. Not only has the government failed in this overarching goal, but the deficit is unlikely to be eliminated until… Read More »

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