The UK Labour Party’s Ideology in the Starmer Era

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PSA Labour Movements Specialist Group in Conjunction with the Mile End Institute: The UK Labour Party’s Ideology in the Starmer Era

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Virtual Symposium

Monday 19 July 2021, 1-5pm

This is the first virtual symposium of the PSA Labour Movements Specialist Group. It has been claimed that since his election as leader in April 2020, Keir Starmer has adopted a strategy of ‘ideological quietism’. Yet long-standing ideological controversies on the British Left about the role of the state in the economy, the future of the welfare state, the constitutional cohesion of the UK, alongside Britain’s role in the world remain of huge importance. Themes of national identity and Labour’s relationship with ‘patriotism’ also loom large. Unquestionably, ideological matters will continue to have a major influence in shaping the future direction of the British Labour party. How will Labour’s ideology evolve under Starmer’s leadership?

In holding this symposium, we hope to attract a broad range of theoretical and methodological perspectives and contributions. We would particularly welcome participation from groups under-represented in academia and early career researchers.

The session will take place online (zoom) and a link will be sent to attendees prior to the event.

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