18 April 2013Time: 10:00am - 5:30pm
Venue: Arts 2 Lecture Theatre
A one day conference organised by the PSA Labour Movements group and Labour’s Policy Review, Queen Mary, University of London and the University of Bristol
Ed Miliband's 'One Nation Labour' speech to the party's 2012 annual conference began the process of reframing politics in the UK. Since then, the party has taken up the theme in promoting its policies and projecting its image, as well as in developing its electoral strategy and its narrative about the country.
This one day conference brings together academics, policymakers and senior politicians to debate the ideas and explore the policy content and emerging political orientation behind the concept of One Nation Labour. Among the themes to be addressed are: the implications for Englishness and the Union, the project's relationship to Conservatism and to the Labour Party's past, and the practical implications of a One Nation approach for Labour politics.
Speakers include Jon Cruddas MP, Stewart Wood (House of Lords), Maurice Glasman (House of Lords), Philip Blond (ResPublica), Liz Kendall, MP and Duncan O'Leary (Demos). Academic experts include Claire Annesley (Manchester), Mike Kenny (QM), Tim Bale (QM), and Mark Wickham-Jones (Bristol).
This event is organised by the PSA Labour Movements Group, Labour's Policy Review, the University of Bristol, and Queen Mary, University of London, and is supported by Labourlist, The Political Quarterly and Demos.