Owen Smith and Blue Labour’s Republicanism

Spring 2017

During the leadership contest, Owen Smith began to sketch out a new form of ‘Blue Labour’ vision for Labour – republican, federalist, not overly socially conservative, opposed to concentrations of wealth and power, and launching a patriotic assault on inequality. This vision holds out the prospect of reconnecting with some of Labour’s lost voters. The party would do well to build on it. 

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Renewal: a journal of social democracy, Volume 25 No 1