Tag: Places and Power

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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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William Lord

Governing for the whole country: Labour’s regional policy

Labour’s five missions are national in scope, but success hinges on what happens locally. Britain’s challenges cannot be understood without the deep inequalities in prosperity and opportunity facing different parts of the country. Recent analysis from the Financial Times found that without London, the UK would be poorer per head

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Hannah Lazell

Levelling Up and Local Government

When Boris Johnson was Prime Minister, he made “Levelling Up” one of his big political priorities. During the 2019 General Election campaign, we heard a lot about Levelling Up, which was essentially Johnson’s pledge to revive the large parts of England that lag behind London and the southeast for economic

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Lisa Nandy on left, looking at signpost which reads "future". Backdrop of a map of UK.
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Matt Bevington

“All In”— a signpost, not a roadmap, to a better future

Britain isn’t working. That is the inciting claim of Labour shadow levelling up secretary Lisa Nandy’s new book, All In: How We Build a Country That Works. In the ensuing 200 pages, Nandy lays out a litany of public policy failures that have afflicted the UK in the Thatcher and

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Commonwealth Games runners
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Sharon Thompson

A Golden Decade of Opportunity awaits Birmingham

Councillor Sharon Thompson, Birmingham City Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing and Homelessness, reflects on the impact that the Commonwealth Games will make in Birmingham. On Thursday 28th July, the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will get underway, kick-starting 11 days of sport and bringing the global spotlight onto a city that

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