Blue Labour book launch – 2 March and 4 March 2015

On Monday 2 March 2015, there will be a public discussion to mark the publication of Blue Labour: Forging a New Politics (I.B. Tauris, 2015), edited by Ian Geary and Adrian Pabst. The event is entitled ‘Blue Labour – claiming the new centre ground’ and will take place on Monday 2 March 2015, 7- 9pm, Grimond Room, in Portcullis House (House of Commons).

Panellists include:

– Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham (confirmed)

– Rowenna Davis, Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Southampton Itchen and author of Tangled up in Blue (confirmed)

– Ruth Davis, Political Director, Greenpeace UK (confirmed)

– Lord Maurice Glasman (confirmed)

The discussion will be chaired by the writer and social activist Madeleine Bunting (confirmed).


Then, on Wednesday 4 March 2015, there will be the Kent launch of the Blue Labour book. We have a got a fantastic group of speakers lined up to discuss Blue Labour’s ideas to renew the Labour Party and the country, including Britain’s role in Europe and the world.

Join us from 1pm onwards in Maths Lecture Theatre, Cornwallis for two panels with the following speakers:

Ruth Davis, Political Director, Greenpeace UK (confirmed)

Ian Geary, Executive Member, Christians on the Left (confirmed)

Maurice Glasman, Labour Life Peer (confirmed)

David Goodhart, Chairman of the Advisory Board, Demos (confirmed)

Dave Landrum, Director of Advocacy, Evangelical Alliance (confirmed)

Rod Liddle, Columnist and Associate Editor, The Spectator (confirmed)

David McLellan, Emeritus Professor of Political Thought, School of Politics and International Relations, University of Kent (confirmed)

John Milbank, Professor of Religion, Politics and Ethics, University of Nottingham (confirmed)

Ruth Yeoman, Research Fellow, Mutuality in Business, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford (confirmed)

Just before 5pm we will move to Grimond Lecture Theatre 3 for the lecture by Lord Maurice Glasman on “Common Good and Foreign Policy” as part of our Public Speaker Programme, followed by a drinks reception at 6pm.

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