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Frederick Harry Pitts & Andrew Pakes

Andrew Pakes is deputy general secretary of Prospect Union and Labour’s Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Peterborough. Frederick Harry Pitts is Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Exeter’s Cornwall Campus in his hometown of Penryn. The authors recently produced the Foundation for European Progressive Studies/ Progressive Britain Policy Report 'A Progressive Politics of Work for the Age of Unpeace: What Labour can Learn from the European Centre-Left.'
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Frederick Harry Pitts & Andrew Pakes

Securonomics beyond the ‘first political question’: Power, people and place

Rachel Reeves’s recent Mais Lecture set out a powerful framing for Labour’s planned decade of national renewal, adding further detail to what is already being called ‘securonomics’. As Tom Collinge has written for Progressive Britain already, it is rare for front-line politicians to offer such a coherent argument and analysis

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Frederick Harry Pitts & Andrew Pakes

A Progressive Politics of Work for the Age of Unpeace

What Labour can learn from the European centre-left In today’s turbulent world, the concept of security takes on new dimensions, transcending global complexities to touch the lives of individuals everywhere. Who better to shape this narrative into political action than social democrats? Security at work is not synonymous with stagnation;

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Frederick Harry Pitts & Andrew Pakes

Cybersecuronomics: Cybersecurity and Labour’s Modern Industrial Strategy

How can Labour bolster the UK’s cybersecurity in line with the framework set out in the ‘securonomics’ agenda and its modern industrial strategy? Business, our personal lives and even  our nation’s critical infrastructure are increasingly dependent on cyberspace.  While the technology brings benefits, it also exposes us to new risks,

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Frederick Harry Pitts & Andrew Pakes

Security at work and structural change – Roundtable report

What can Labour learn from its European counterparts to support its mission for prosperity and security at work? Against a backdrop of a more dangerous world, there is an increasing sense of a need for security, in every sense of the word. Labour’s missions for a better Britain depend on

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Frederick Harry Pitts & Andrew Pakes

Security as means and ends – Roundtable report

Can Labour and its European counterparts learn from each other to re-envision a brighter future of work? From Covid-19 to Russia’s illegal war in Ukraine, the profile of the risks and threats facing democratic politics and working people around the world has changed. Security- security at work, economic security and

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Frederick Harry Pitts & Andrew Pakes

Security at Work in an Uncertain World

A new politics of work could address issues domestic and international, can Labour develop one? Whether we like it or not, work is central to most of our lives. Often though, the forces that shape it are is beyond our control. At the macro level, the changing global economy, shocks

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Frederick Harry Pitts & Andrew Pakes

Labour and the Past, Present and Future of Work

Most of us spend most of our time at work. Work is what we do, where we go, who we know and how we get on in life. But while they might have a lot to say about salaries or employment figures, our politicians have less to offer when it

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