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September 2019

Let’s consider rent controls for the private rented sector, LabourList, 13/09/2019
Sadiq Khan backs creation of slavery museum
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City Matters, 02/09/2019

August 2019

A Campaign In London For A New Museum Of Slavery, Arts Journal, 29/08/2019
Brexit is not over, nor is the UK”s constitutional debate ? Katherine Sangster,
The Scotsman, 29/08/2019
Slavery: Could a new museum stop racism in London?
,
BBC News, 28/08/2019
The age of #AI brings job uncertainty when companies fail to involve employees in digital transformation journeys,
FE news, 20/08/2019
TUC calls on London mayor to allow unions access to workers
, Union News, 20/08/2019
London needs a million new homes – but how do we get there?, Inside Housing, 16/08/2019
Sadiq Khan backs new London slavery museum, Museums Association, 14/08/2019
To stop racism we need to rewrite our history books, Metro, 14/08/2019
A new slavery museum will have no impact on racism in Britain, The Guardian, 13/08/2019
‘The Curator’s Choice’? Wheelchair User Calls Out Olafur Eliasson’s Tate Modern Show For Lack of Accessibility
, Frieze, 13/08/2019
London Could Be Getting A Slavery Museum, Londonist, 13/08/2019
London Mayor Sadiq Khan backs call for British slavery museum in London, Asian Voice, 13/08/2019
Sadiq Khan: I want to kick-start a debate on the future of London, LabourList, 13/08/2019
London mayor Sadiq Khan supports proposal for new slavery museum in the capital, The Art Newspaper, 13/08/2019
Art News Daily, Apollo, 13/08/2019
Karen Buck: The housing crisis is having a profound affect on London, Left Foot Forward, 13/08/2019
Anti-colonial educator says Fabian Society’s call for London slavery museum is not sufficient to tackle Britain’s imperial legacy, Morning Star, 12/08/2019
Sadiq Khan Backs Plans For A Slavery Museum In London, The Voice, 12/08/2019
Time to challenge Britain’s narrative on empire, Morning Star, 12/08/2019
London slavery museum on Britain’s role in slave trade can help fight racism, says Sadiq Khan, iNews, 12/08/2019
Sadiq Khan backs London slavery museum to challenge racism, The Guardian, 11/08/2019
The culture war against Englishness,
Spiked, 09/08/2019
These 60 deprived children from Croydon could tell us exactly why we’re facing a knife crime epidemic, The Independent, 08/08/2019
Cycling Eighty Years Ago, History Today, 08/08/2019
Morning Briefing: Khan considers compulsory green space for new homes, Inside Housing, 07/08/2019
Developers could be forced to provide all future homes with green space under plan being considered by London mayor, The Independent, 06/08/2019
Post-LASPO and the role of diversity in family law, Family Law, 05/08/2019
Labour and Corbyn savaged over winter fuel policy – ‘Pull your heads out of the sand!’, The Daily Express, 02/08/2019

July 2019

June 2019

‘Things are changing so fast’: the benefits and dangers of robots in the UK workplace, The Guardian, 30/06/2019
Highlights: Labour at the Fabian 2019 summer conference, LabourList, 30/06/2019
MPs tell Jeremy Corbyn: get a grip or lose a general election, The Observer, 29/6/2019
Labour to propose new wellbeing law to inform policy decisions, The Guardian, 29/06/2019
Corbyn questions neutrality of civil service after health claims, Channel 4 News, 29/6/2019
Number of children eligible for healthy eating schemes falls 20% over three years despite soaring obesity, figures show, The Independent, 29/06/2019
Give poorest children milk, fruit and veg, says Ashworth in fresh policy announcement, LabourList, 29/06/2019
Labour vows to boost poor families’ access to fresh fruit and veg under new wellbeing law, PoliticsHome, 29/06/2019
Education secretary Damian Hinds: Arts are not being squeezed out of schools, The Stage, 27/06/2019
Rayner, Ashworth and Cooper headline Fabian summer conference, LabourList, 27/06/2019
We must prove that our greatest challenges require cross-border solidarity, LabourList, 27/06/2019
Employees shut out of decisions on workplace technology, report finds, The Independent, 26/06/2019
Manufacturing sector could lose 20m jobs to automation, Personnel Today, 26/06/2019
Tackling the climate crisis means the end of capitalism as we know it, New Statesman, 26/06/2019
Hundreds of thousands of workers face losing their jobs to robots ‘within TEN years’ unless politicians act now, says report, The Sun, 26/09/2019
Rapid robot rollout risks UK workers being left behind, reports say,
The Guardian, 26/06/2019
Wednesday briefing: ‘Clown show’ – business experts on No 10 race and Brexit,
The Guardian, 26/06/2019
To attract green-minded voters, Labour must be consistent on the environment, LabourList, 26/06/2019
Why aren’t the Tory leadership contenders courting rural voters?, The Spectator, 25/06/2019
Union at risk from ‘us v them’ nationalism – Gordon Brown, Sky News, 25/06/2019
Nationalism putting Union ‘more at risk than at any time in 300 years’: Gordon Brown, Holyrood, 25/06/2019
Brexit: Survival of UK in doubt, Gordon Brown warns, BBC News, 25/06/2019
Gordon Brown: unity of UK at risk from ‘hijacking of patriotism’, The Guardian, 25/06/2019
Gordon Brown warns of the ‘Battle for Britain’ as Boris Johnson ‘plays the English card’, The New European, 25/06/2019
Gordon Brown pledges to “fight, fight and fight again” for the union, LabourList, 25/06/2019
Better for Corbyn to embrace the will of the party now than buckle later, LabourList, 24/06/2019
News diary 24-30 June: Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt to go head-to-head in party hustings, Press Gazette, 21/06/2019
Phasing Out Private Schools, Schools Week, 16/06/2019
Another Etonian leader? Time for Labour to challenge the might of private schools, The Guardian, 14/06/2019
Sharon Hodgson MP talks about access to the arts away from the classroom, School Travel Organiser, 13/06/2019

May 2019

HG Wells’s forgotten fiction, New Statesman, 29/05/2019
Labour public vote pressures nix cross-party Brexit deal, LabourList, 13/05/2019
‘The opportunity to serve – that is all we ask’: Tom Watson on the late John Smith, LabourList, 13/05/2019
‘John Smith would’ve backed a People’s Vote’: Watson’s memorial lecture, LabourList, 13/05/2019
Not voting Labour will let Nigel Farage win, warns party’s deputy, The New European, 13/05/2019
Sir Keir Starmer: Cross-party Brexit deal needs to include second referendum, ITV News, 13/05/2019
Brexit: Labour’s old leader would have backed a second referendum, Tom Watson tells Corbyn, The Independent, 13/05/2019
Events Round Up, PoliticsHome, 13/05/2019
News diary 13-19 May, Press Gazette, 10/05/2019
12 month extension for flagship rough sleeping scheme, Leigh Journal, 09/05/2019
Call to make homelessness a national emergency, ITV News, 08/05/2019
Events Round Up, PoliticsHome, 08/05/2019
The other left behind England, Prospect, 05/05/2019

April 2019

Vernon Bogdanor: Brexit has shone a light on our constitution. Now it’s time for real self-government, Left Foot Forward, 30/04/2019
Thelma Walker: Only Labour will listen to teachers, listen to the parents and take action now over school funding crisis, Yorkshire Post, 30/04/2019
Book Review: The Populist Temptation: Economic Grievance and Political Reaction in the Modern Era by Barry Eichengreen, London Review of Books, 15/04/2019
How Labour can – and must – change the conversation on immigration
, LabourList, 12/04/2019
David Lammy MP: It’s time to rethink our attitude to undocumented migrants, New Statesman, 12/04/2019
Brexit delay is the best thing that could happen to the Tories, Irish Times, 12/04/2019
Local elections 2019: Labour-run Hartlepool attempts a coup against austerity, New Statesman, 11/04/2019
Fear, lies and distraction – how Britain was sold the great inequality con, The Guardian, 11/04/2019
Marvin Rees: Cities can help the left develop an inclusive politics of migration, CityMetric, 11/04/2019
The UK’s Two-Party System Faces An Existential Threat – Here’s How Labour and the Conservatives Can Stay Relevant, HuffPost UK, 11/04/2019
Public attitudes to immigration are more nuanced than you think, Prospect, 11/04/2019
Should Labour back electoral reform? Yes – consider “the spoiler effect”, LabourList, 08/04/2019
Government accused of promoting inequality by stealth, The Guardian, 05/04/2019
It’s Time For The Britain’s Left-Wing Brocialists To Embrace Feminism
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 HuffPost UK, 04/04/2019
Mays neuer Brexit-Plan heißt Corbyn, Taz, 03/04/2019

March 2019 

Scrapping permitted development will lead to better quality housing schemes, The Municipal Journal, 25/03/2019
Don’t worry about “exposing” children to families like mine. Worry about hate, LabourList, 21/03/2019
A basic income is feasible and affordable, Open Democracy, 18/03/2019
Letters: Shamima Begum – what happened to our compassion?,
 
The Guardian, 17/03/2019
Things can only get (a little bit) better
,
Morning Star, 14/03/2019
UK Treasury’s pick of minimum wage advocate is a signal, say economists, Financial Times, 13/03/2019
A brief history of the Labour Party,
BBC History Magazine, 13/03/2019
UK may be running out of road, veteran Labour MEP says
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The Scotsman, 10/03/2019
Death of the high street: how it feels to lose your job when a big chain closes, The Guardian, 06/03/2019
“I’ve been through a divorce. I know what divorces are like”: Mike Gapes on the pain of leaving Labour, New Statesman, 01/03/2019

February 2019

MPs on Twitter: From Jeremy Corbyn to Jacob Rees-Mogg, a look back at leading MPs’ very first tweets, Yahoo! News, 24/02/2019
Our society’s future mental health must be at the heart of our political decisions today, LabourList, 22/02/2019
Tom Watson says Independent Group MPs who quit Labour aren’t ‘traitors’, The Mirror, 19/02/2019
Brexit vote: Keir Starmer says Labour will back Yvette Cooper amendment again despite previous party rebellion, iNews, 13/02/2019
How the German left is looking to Jeremy Corbyn for inspiration, New Statesman, 11/02/2019
Labour cannot ride the Brexit wave to socialism, it must fight the nationalist right, New Statesman, 11/02/2019
I talked to my constituents about Brexit. This is what I learnt, New Statesman, 8/2/2019

January 2019

How the Fabians and Community are working to prepare people for automation, LabourList, 31/01/2019
With just a dash of flexibility, the Brexit endgame is in sight, City AM, 29/01/2019
Why A People’s Vote Needs To Be For All, Huffington Post, 28/01/2019
Public contempt for politicians is increasingly mutual, The New European, 26/01/2019
After a decade of austerity, Hartlepool is looking to Preston for a new economic model, CityMetric, 25/01/2019
Let’s make mental health a priority in the changing world of work, LabourList, 25/01/2019
The Cooper plan: what is it and will it pass?, LabourList, 24/01/2019
I want to see a world where people can be as open about their mental health as they are about their physical health, Times Red Box, 22/01/2019
The role of the government and employers in creating mentally healthy workplaces, Mental Health Today, 21/01/2019
In the near future, computers will decide who get a job and who deserves promotion, Birmingham Mail, 21/01/2019
May snubs compromise as Labour moves to “third phase” of Brexit policy, LabourList, 21/01/2019
Brexit news LIVE: Theresa May to speak before Commons as PM desperately attempts to seek majority for Withdrawal Agreement, Evening Standard, 21/01/2019
Brexit news LIVE: Downing Street says backbencher attempts to derail Brexit ”extremely concerning”, Evening Standard, 20/09/2019
Corbyn expected to back move to block no-deal Brexit, The Guardian, 20/01/2019
Don’t mention Jeremy Corbyn at Fabian fudge-fest, The Sunday Times, 20/01/2019
“Fear under the Tories, or hope with Labour” Tom Watson’s speech at Fabian conference, LabourList, 19/01/2019
Keir Starmer: Labour must not rule out backing second EU referendum, PoliticsHome, 19/01/2019
SNP warns May must “fundamentally change position” to solve Brexit, The Scotsman, 19/01/2019
Defiant John Bercow “set to stay as speaker”, The Guardian, 19/01/2019
Far from a “coup”, this democratic step could give the people a Final Say on Brexit, The Independent, 19/01/2019
Brexit news latest: Keir Starmer says Labour is closer to backing a second referendum, Evening Standard, 19/01/2019
What we learnt from Keir Starmer’s Brexit speech today, LabourList, 19/01/2019
LATEST: Labour Must Not Rule Out Second EU Referendum, Shadow Brexit Secretary Says, Huffington Post, 19/01/2019
Brexit: Labour ”must keep open” option of second referendum, The Guardian, 19/01/2019
A second EU referendum must remain an option, says shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer, iNews, 19/01/2019
Brexit: Labour must not rule out second referendum, says Starmer, Irish Times, 19/01/2019
Labour ”will push for second referendum” if it doesn’t get general election, Metro, 19/01/2019
Keir Starmer says Labour is closer to backing a new Brexit referendum, Business Insider, 19/01/2019
Sir Keir Starmer adds to pressure on Jeremy Corbyn to back a second EU referendum, Sky News, 19/01/2019
Sir Keir Starmer: Open and frank debate needed to break Brexit deadlock, Sky News, 19/01/2019
Brexit: Theresa May has “no chance” of getting her deal through parliament, Keir Starmer says, The Independent, 19/01/2019
Sir Keir Starmer calls for “open debate” to break the Brexit deadlock, ITV, 19/01/2019
“A public vote has to be an option for Labour” Keir Starmer’s Brexit speech at Fabian conference, LabourList, 19/01/2019
Keir Starmer says ”public vote has to be an option” for Labour, ITV, 19/01/2019
Brexit news latest: Labour slams May for offering country ”false hope” and calls for ”open and frank” debate, Evening Standard, 19/01/2019
To have an ethical foreign policy, Labour must lead renewal of Responsibility to Protect, LabourList, 19/01/2019
Alf Dubs: We cannot allow the far right to exploit refugee and migration issues here, LabourList, 18/01/2019
Coastal Corbynomics? How Hartlepool is chasing Preston’s new economic model, New Statesman, 18/01/2019
Brexit and beyond: Starmer, Watson and Thornberry at Fabian conference, LabourList, 18/01/2019
Let’s use progressive politics to build an economy for the people, by the people, LabourList, 17/01/2019
Primary schools lament decline in arts provision, Arts Professional, 17/01/2019
How Brexit means we need to think about AI and data handling, LabourList, 14/01/2019
Popcorn and plies…ballet turns to cinemas to get children dancing, The Guardian, 12/01/2019
Teacher survey reveals “shocking decline” in arts education for primary school pupils, Arts Professional, 11/01/2019
News diary 14-20 January: MPs to finally vote on PM’s Brexit withdrawal agreement and Australian Open begins, Press Gazette, 11/01/2019
”Dramatic decline” in quantity and quality of arts in primaries, Times Education Supplement, 11/09/2019
Huge decline in arts education since 2010, FE News, 11/09/2019
“We fight for every penny”: teachers say not enough resources for arts education, The Guardian, 11/09/2019
Andrew Harrop: Labour must move on from its six tests, then take these steps, LabourList, 10/01/2019
On this day: January 4, Metro, 04/01/2019
Your morning briefing: What you should know for Friday, January 4, Evening Standard, 04/01/2019

December 2018

Robots are taking over Liverpool’s jobs – here’s why it’s not all bad news, Liverpool Echo, 28/12/2018
Critical tradition, Red Pepper, 23/12/2018
Hartlepool is One Town that Can Improve Adult Literacy and Numeracy, FE News, 20/12/2018
Why we’re launching the Labour Homelessness Campaign, LabourList, 18/12/2018
Theresa May’s Brexit deal poses a threat to human rights – We aren’t talking about this enough, The Independent, 18/12/2018
The New Statesman’s A to Z of the political year, New Statesman, 05/12/2018
Private schools are ”damaging” Bristol, blasts city MP, Bristol Post, 04/12/2018

November 2018

Why national identity matters, Left Foot Forward, 27/11/2018
Annie Besant, the first woman to endorse birth control, Irish Times, 27/11/2018
UN envoy is correct to call for greater social rights protections in the UK, says former rapporteur, The Conversation, 16/11/2018
Lord Bach: It is high time to return to a fair and truly just system of access to justice, PoliticsHome, 15/11/2018
Armistice Day is a cause for celebration as well as remembrance, Evening Standard, 09/11/2018
The tightrope of Brexit and class appeal: can Corbyn make it?, Open Democracy, 05/11/2018

October 2018

Budget 2018: how the personal tax allowance changes will affect you, iNews, 29/10/2018
Pauline Bryan: “I’m not interested in wining and dining. I’m here to help get Labour into power”, Politics Home, 29/10/2018
Government should ditch austerity and boost growth, Economia, 23/10/2018
Accountancy body urges chancellor to end austerity in budget, The Guardian, 23/10/2018
Tracy Brabin: Growing up in the 2020s. Here’s what it would look like under Labour, LabourList, 18/10/2018
Endless Brexit hurdles should prompt talks rethink, say MEPs, The Parliament Magazine, 15/10/2018
Only 4% of voters want UK to have ”cold and distant” relationship with EU after Brexit, poll finds, The Independent, 12/10/2018
Britons still want a good relationship with the EU after Brexit, reveals Fabian Society study, Mirror, 11/10/2018
Ten Typical Days in Trump’s America, London Review of Books, 05/10/2018
Dan Jarvis: How Labour should develop its National Education Service, LabourList, 04/10/2018

September 2018

Toynbee Hall inspired Beveridge and introduced Lenin to muffins. But it is not a place of the past, The Independent, 30/09/2018
Andrew Harrop: Is Labour ready to govern? Here’s what Corbyn must do, LabourList, 29/09/2018
The undemocratic tide in Britain is real – how Labour reacts is crucial, Open Democracy, 27/09/2018
The long read: the merit trap, New Internationalist, 27/09/2018
”A National Education Service is good in principle”, Times Education Supplement, 26/09/2018
The evils of identity politics, New Statesman, 26/09/2018
Why financial inclusion is key for Labour’s shared prosperity agenda, Times Red Box, 25/09/2018
Shadow Minister: Labour must clamp down on tech giants and inequality to avert ‘dystopia’, Left Foot Forward, 25/09/2018
Labour’s conference, day three: The Spectator guide, Spectator, 25/09/2018
The path to a fairer economy should have culture and art at its heart, City AM, 24/09/2018
New: Labour losing support in “most strongly working-class” seats, Prospect, 23/09/2018
Labour conference 2018: pick of Sunday’s fringe events, Politics Home, 22/09/2018
Cities are now Labour heartland, with working-class turning away, The Guardian, 22/09/2018
Labour Party Conference 2018: Agenda, timetable and what to expect from the four-day Liverpool bash, Mirror, 20/09/2018
How the decline of the working class made Labour a party of the bourgeois left, New Statesman, 19/09/2018
The World Transformed represents radical new territory for British Labour, Open Democracy, 19/09/2018
The Labour Party is for change, not protests. That’s why we cherish local government, LabourList, 18/09/2018
Robots in workplace ”could create double the jobs they destroy”, The Guardian, 18/09/2018
How demystifying parliament could make it more accessible, Left Foot Forward, 14/09/2018
Internationalism after Empire, New Internationalist, 13/09/2018
EXCLUSIVE: John Bercow on pairing, Private Members’ Bills and whether he’ll stay on, Left Foot Forward, 13/09/2018
These scandals show Parliament is broken: now MPs are pushing for an overhaul, Left Foot Forward, 13/09/2018
“We’re impatient for change”: the latest intake of Labour MPs fighting to modernise parliament, LabourList, 12/09/2018
Ellie Reeves: Parliament must become a family-friendly workplace, LabourList, 12/09/2018
Answering the urgent need to reform the mother of parliaments, Times Red Box, 12/09/2018
Will champagne socialists soon be all Labour has left?, Tatler, 11/09/2018
Labour must fight for legal aid before it is too late, LabourList, 10/09/2018
Pope Francis and George Bernard Shaw: cut from the same cloth, Irish Times, 08/09/2018

August 2018

The practical response to our society’s widening inequality? A partial basic income, Left Foot Forward, 30/08/2018
The only way to end the class divide: the case for abolishing private schools, The Guardian, 24/08/2018
The economics that came in from the cold, Red Pepper, 24/08/2018
Cross-party thinking on future pension reform revealed, FT Adviser, 24/08/2018
Yes, The Left Stole Liberalism And Sold Out The West, The Libertarian Alliance, 24/08/2018
Man versus machine: Why it’s a good thing that AI will take your job, City AM, 09/08/2018
Universal basic income won’t solve the problem of automation, LabourList, 09/08/2018
How the neoliberal dream became the reality of Thatcherism, The Ecologist, 09/08/2018
Labour can’t ignore automation: the party must listen to workers, LabourList, 07/08/2018
Workers fear losing their jobs to AI, Human Resources Magazine, 07/08/2018
Workers and Technology: Digital revolution, jobs changing faster than ever, FE News, 06/08/2018
Rise of the robots as millions of workers fear machines will rob them of their jobs, survey shows, Mirror, 06/08/2018
MP lead commission into technology’s impact on workers, Economia, 06/08/2018
Automation could destroy millions of jobs. We have to deal with it now, The Guardian, 06/08/2018
Monday briefing: Virgin awarded nearly £2bn in NHS contracts, The Guardian, 06/08/2018
More than 6m workers fear being replaced by machines, report, The Guardian, 06/08/2018
A generational contract: the renewed case for votes at 16, LabourList, 04/08/2018
Andrew Harrop: Tory divisions are making a people’s vote more likely, LabourList, 03/08/2018
Solving the housing market doesn’t have to be a zero-sum issue, Left Foot Forward, 01/08/2018
Conflict or co-existence: Corbyn must decide, Labour Uncut, 02/08/2018

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