Theme: Political Economy | Content Type: Book review

Review: Blue Labour. The Politics of the Common Good, by Maurice Glasman

Jon Bloomfield


Chris McAndrew

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Maurice Glasman came to prominence at the end of the Blair/Brown era with his critique of New Labour's infatuation with globalisation, its accommodation with wealth and power, especially in the City of London, and its disdain for the intrinsic value of work. His arguments—branded as Blue Labour—struck a chord with those trying to shift the Labour Party away from the excesses of neoliberal globalisation and Ed Miliband made him a life peer. However, interest faded as the reactionary logic of Blue Labour's trademark slogan ‘flag, faith and family’ and its anti-immigration and conservative family policies became apparent.

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  • Jon Bloomfield

    Jon Bloomfield

    Jon Bloomfield is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham; Fred Steward is Emeritus Professor, School of Architecture and Cities, University of Westminster, London.

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