Labour’s Britain: The case for more public ownership

Graham Stringer MP

Tony Blair portrayed himself as a non-ideological, pragmatic leader whose mantra was that he supported ‘what worked’. Unfortunately this wasn’t true. During the debate on the privatisation of air traffic control he told me, in a private meeting, that however strong the arguments were against placing air traffic control in private ownership he believed that…


Labour’s Britain: A sea change in manufacturing

Ann McKechin MP

Britain, long known as a nation of shopkeepers, is now better described as a nation of financial advisors, lawyers, business strategists, architects, advertising executives, and media consultants. These are the workers of the service economy which now makes up over 70 per cent of our GDP – who have helped cement the UK’s position as…