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Left Futures · 2d ago

The Future of Work

Having a wee break from blogging tonight. Here’s a piece I did last week for work on, um, the future of work. As it was for the powers that be I had to tone down and be less forthright. Stil...
Left Futures · 3d ago

The Revolt against Trump Begins at Home

Why the Labour Campaign Against Prevent must be the cornerstone to combating the Trump effect in Britain The weeks since Donald Trump’s inauguration have already heralded a hideous accelerat...
Left Futures · 3d ago

Theresa May in Stoke

The Prime Minister managed a double whammy of the unexpected yesterday. First, she visited Stoke, which is something PMs rarely ever do. And second, her presence and parade in front of the l...
Left Futures · 3d ago

A Saturday in Stoke-on-Trent Central

Has this week been decisive for the by-election campaigns in Stoke-on-Trent Central? Paul Nuttall must be nursing a cracking hangover. Having been so thoroughly exposed hasn’t done his campa...
Left Futures · 4d ago

Labour needs a global vision when it comes to jobs

Tom Watson, in a recent speech at the Cooperative Conference to launch his new Future of Work Commission, suggested that it is imperative for Labour to keep an open mind about Trump.  In doi...
Left Futures · 4d ago

The Latest Return of Tony Blair

It’s been a few months, so we were due another return of Tony Blair. And so we had today’s intervention in the Brexit debate, fulfilling his earlier promise that he was going to get more act...
Left Futures · 6d ago

A 21st Century Energy Policy, Part 2: The Technology of the Future

If humanity is to have any hope of avoiding catastrophic climate change, developed countri...
Left Futures · 1W ago

The Left needs to organise to win Labour’s internal elections this year

“Force of conservatism” in the Labour Party will not be defeated until the left wakes up to the importance of structures, a former CWU General Secretary Billy Hayes told the Morning Star thi...
Left Futures · 1W ago

At the Stoke Central Hustings

Coming away from The Sentinel-sponsored by-election hustings at Staffordshire University, I spotted a blood moon hanging low over Stoke. For whom did this augur an ill omen? For Gareth Snell...
Left Futures · 1W ago

Masters of the Universe

This week the New York Times reports that the Japanese conglomerate SoftBank will buy an American private equity firm, Fortress Investment Group, that oversees $70 billion in assets. Fortres...