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The Red Book Labour Left Edited by Dr Éoin Clarke & Owain Gardner Labour Left: The Red Book Contents About The Authors ............................................................................... Error! Bookmark not defined. Part I: Introducing Labour Left & Ethical Socialism .............................................................................. 3 A Place for Labour Left in the Great Labour Debate, by Andy Shaw .................................................... 8 The Human Face o
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    The Red Book    Labour Left    Edited by Dr Éoin Clarke & Owain Gardner   Labour Left: The Red Book  2 Contents About The Authors ............................................................................... Error! Bookmark not defined.  Part I: Introducing Labour Left & Ethical Socialism .............................................................................. 3A Place for Labour Left in the Great Labour Debate, by Andy Shaw .................................................... 8The Human Face of Socialism,   by Prof. Beverley Clack ..................................................................... 14Part II: What now for the NHS?............................................................................................................ 22The Betrayal of Our NHS, by Richard Grimes ..................................................................................... 23An NHS which belongs to us, by David Taylor-Gooby ....................................................................... 31Commercialisation of Public Services, by Grahame Morris MP .......................................................... 40Part III: Education: unequal resources, social mobility & poverty of aspiration .................................. 47Archimedes or Stephenson? By Chi Onwurah MP ............................................................................... 48Education , „a debt due, from the present to future generations‟ by Dan Young (with input from Andy Shaw) .................................................................................................................................................... 58Part IV: Labour Left and the importance of ethical economics ............................................................ 70Consumer Debt, By Carl Packman ....................................................................................................... 71A Living Wage, By Teresa Pearce MP ................................................................................................. 81Tax at the heart of Labour Left, by Richard Murphy ............................................................................ 85Private renters, the forgotten millions who abandoned Labour, by Dr Éoin Clarke ............................. 95Labour's co-operative future, by James Doran .................................................................................... 117Part V: Can academic philosophy help us to learn the lessons of our General Election defeat? ........ 122Understanding the psychology of the working class right wing, by Rhiannon Lockley .................... 123The Real Lesson of New Labour, by Dr Phil Burton-Cartledge ......................................................... 133Labour winning in the South, by Thomas Gann ................................................................................. 143Part VI: Making affordable energy compatible with sustainable energy ............................................ 156Energy Efficiency provides one of the keys to affordable energy, by Michael McAleer ................... 157Financial Benefits of Green Energy Can Help Pay Its Price, by Mark Brophy .................................. 166Making the Case for Opening new Coal Mines, by Ian Lavery MP & Michael McAleer ................. 172Part VII: Labour Left and issues beyond class................................................................................... 182LGB&T and the next generation of reforms by Dr Mike Homfray .................................................... 183What now for gender equality? By Sophie Bryce ............................................................................... 196Harsh lessons for Labour if they wish to recapture the Christian vote, by Graham Burnby-Crouch . 204A new ethical foreign policy for Labour, by Mark Seddon ................................................................ 211 Labour must champion the cause of the „working poor‟ if we want to win the 2015 General Election,by Dr Éoin Clarke. .............................................................................................................................. 218   Labour Left: The Red Book  3 The Red Book, by Labour Left This book has been produced by Labour Left  - a Labour Party campaign grouping within the UK Labour Party. For any queries please email the chief editor  DrEoinClarke@LabourLeft.co.uk .The book is free of charge and can be reproduced without permission. Each author retains sole responsibility for their work, and full intellectual property rights accordingly. You can find out more about Labour Left by visiting  www.LabourLeft.co.uk .  London, United Kingdom 3 November 2011  NB. Illustration from the front cover is Archimedes and George Stephenson   Labour Left: The Red Book  4  About Labour Left Labour Left formed in June 2011 as GEER, but changed its name in September to takeaccount of the rapidly expanding membership. It was srcinally intended as a think tank togenerate policy but it was clear that the influx of new members wanted much more than that.They wanted a place within the Labour Party where they could share in camaraderie anddiscussion with like-minded socialists. To an extent Labour had been lacking a coherentvoice for those disillusioned with aspects of New Labour.The ambition of Labour Left is to generate ethically socialist policies for inclusion in the nextLabour General Election manifesto. We aim to intellectually reclaim what it means to be leftand we wish to help Ed Miliband steer a course away from Neo-Liberalism. It is clear fromthe surge in new members, especially younger ones since the General Election in 2010, thatthere is an appetite for socialist policies that tame the excesses of capitalism and re-balancethe UK economy in a way that is fairer to the have-nots. The old battles of the 1980s are part of UK history, and the brand that was „New Labour‟ is no longer new. Thus, Labour Left looks forward to a radical new age of communitarianism,solidarity and a new morality in politics. In Labour Left, we offer you our view of ethicalsocialism.
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