Articles by Adam Harrison
Adam Harrison is a councillor in the London borough of Camden

British Foreign Policy After Brexit

Adam Harrison  |  7 September 2017

Adam Harrison argues that while there are needles in David Owen and David Ludlow’s haystack, they are hard to find Britain’s future beyond March 2019 remains deeply unclear. So we should welcome those who make a serious effort to chart a way ahead. Former foreign secretary David Owen and former diplomat David Ludlow – a …

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Labour must put jobs first

Adam Harrison  |  8 February 2017

Labour can earn the right to wear the word ‘patriotism’ by protecting people’s jobs and livelihoods, argues Adam Harrison I feel troubled. In recent years in the Labour party we have been treated to an endless string of demands to appear ‘credible on the economy’, to ‘give voice to Englishness’, to ‘appear patriotic’. As ever, welcome …

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The country deserves an alternative

Adam Harrison  |  11 January 2017

Freedom of movement is not a core Labour value, but leaving the single market goes against the national interest, argues Adam Harrison Not so long ago, British politics revolved around the question of The Deficit. To try to answer this question, Labour promised to cut the deficit more nicely than those nasty Tories would. As …

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‘Don’t leave’

Adam Harrison and Richard Angell  |  28 October 2016

Now more than ever, Labour needs its members to get stuck in, Neil Kinnock tells Richard Angell and Adam Harrison In these dark and heart-breaking times within the Labour party, Neil Kinnock stands as a beacon of hope for many. As we join him in his Westminster office, a snug end-of-corridor room crammed with memorabilia of …

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Don’t accept this new, ‘new normal’

Adam Harrison  |  26 October 2016

Labour’s six-year slide damages not just the party but the country My first day working at Progress, Monday 4 January 2010, saw us catapulted into the general election campaign. Wasting no time in the early new year, David Cameron displayed his will to win by releasing the first part of the Conservative manifesto, which was …

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For yacht’s sake

Adam Harrison  |  11 October 2016

‘For yacht’s sake’, Conservative spin doctors were caught mouthing as they hurried through Whitehall. In a parallel universe this morning. On the day it emerged that quitting the European Union would cost £66bn a year, the news that the Tories might give the go-ahead to a boat costing millions was leapt upon by the Labour …

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What’s the red line: immigration or the single market?

Adam Harrison  |  3 October 2016

To ask what Britain’s ‘national interest’ is has an old-fashioned ring to it. But in the new Brexit era, when we are supposed to be sailing the ocean blue, it is perhaps fitting; perhaps even something Brexiteers would cheer. The ‘debate’ in the lead-up to the 23 June referendum hardly rose to the level of …

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‘We have a moral responsibility to help’

Adam Harrison and Richard Angell  |  23 September 2016

Standing aloof is not an option in today’s world, Hilary Benn tells Richard Angell and Adam Harrison   Within 24 hours of our meeting him in his parliamentary office, Hilary Benn hits the headlines twice. What lay behind both stories was his long-standing internationalism and enduring foreign policy interest. It was no overstatement on Benn’s part, then, for …

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‘I could see a threat coming’

Adam Harrison and Richard Angell  |  20 September 2016

Johanna Baxter recalls Labour’s post-2010 organisational missteps  Johanna Baxter stood for the National Executive Committee when the ballot coincided with the 2010 leadership election. Supporting Ed Balls, she toured the country in between helping his campaign, giving out her leaflets and using social media to promise to ‘put members first’. Initially disappointed, having lost out …

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‘Politics is sometimes a long game’

Adam Harrison and Richard Angell  |  20 September 2016

Labour is healthier when it is a broad church, says Ellie Reeves Ellie Reeves sees her decade on the National Executive Committee come to an end at this Labour party conference. At 25, she was the youngest person to be elected to the constituency section – ‘no one has beaten that record since’, she tells …

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