Blue Labour

BLUE LABOUR - STRONG ON THEORY, WEAK IN PRACTICE REVIEW: Maurice Glasman: Blue Labour - the Politics of the Common Good, Cambridge, Polity Press, 2022. Peter Brooke HOPEFUL BEGINNINGS Back in 2011 it looked as if Maurice Glasman could become highly influential in the Labour Party. Ed Miliband had become leader in 2010 and, casting around … Continue reading Blue Labour

Bevin and NATO

Ernest Bevin Founder of NATO By Brendan Clifford At Prime Minister’s Questions 9th March 2022 John Healey, Shadow Secretary of State for Defence, said: “It was Labour’s post-war Foreign Secretary, Ernest Bevin, who was the principal architect of NATO and in particular of its article 5 commitment to collective defence. Today is the anniversary of Bevin’s … Continue reading Bevin and NATO

Bevin, The Anti-Semite

Brendan Clifford [This reprint from Labour and Trade Union Review July/August 2002 deals with the question raised in the biography by Andrew Adonis ‘Bevin, Labour’s Churchill’, reviewed last month.] — “The immediate straw-that-broke-the-camel’s-back was the repeated refusal of the Jewish settlers in Palestine to be grateful for British protection and to conform to the plans … Continue reading Bevin, The Anti-Semite

Ernest Bevin: Labour’s Churchill by Andrew Adonis

 Ernest Bevin: Labour’s Churchill by Andrew Adonis A review by Brendan Clifford Lord Adonis, who was a Junior Minister in the Blair Government, has written a book about Ernest Bevin.  Bevin was an organiser of working class power.  Blair's great object was to dissolve working class power in order to free the Labour Party from it. The Labour … Continue reading Ernest Bevin: Labour’s Churchill by Andrew Adonis