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Tangled Up In Blue Blue Labour and the Struggle for Labour's Soul by Rowenna David

Tangled Up In Blue Blue Labour and the Struggle for Labour's Soul


Tangled Up In Blue Blue Labour and the Struggle for Labour's Soul by Rowenna David

Tangled Up in Blue charts what happens when an unlikely coalition inside Labour dares to make the case for families, faith, patriotism and community. It's the untold story of Blue Labour and its chief advocate Maurice Glasman - until recently an unknown academic struggling to pay the bills, now a peer and Ed Miliband's guru . Through a series of previously unreported friendships and events, this book shows how both Miliband brothers seized on Blue Labour ideas during the leadership contest, with powerful consequences for the party and potentially the country.


A stimulating and insightful contribution to the great debate about Labour's future which ought to be read by all those who have a stake in it -- Andrew Rawnsley, The Observer

In the post-New Labour chemical swamp, Blue Labour is one of the most powerful compounds. This engrossing book explains why it is so important -- Matthew d'Ancona, Sunday Telegraph

A lively and original insight into Blue Labour, its leaders and their right take on the party's election defeat -- Patrick Wintour, The Guardian

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Publication date

1st December 2011


Rowenna David

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Short Books Ltd


241 pages


Political structure & processes
Labour economics



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