Articles by Adam Tyndall
Adam Tyndall is a member of the Labour party and tweets @AdamTyndall

Getting the UK ‘China-ready’

Adam Tyndall and Joel Mullan  |  15 February 2015

As the largest country by population and purchasing power, China is leading the world into an Asian future. The statistics are well known but the impact is only beginning to be felt. The United Kingdom moves into this future with a headstart. We enjoy strong institutions and infrastructure, educated and healthy people. But this headstart …

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One Nation Labour is lacking a narrative on foreign policy

Adam Tyndall  |  26 March 2014

In October 2011, I took part in a university debate in support of the motion ‘This house has no confidence in Her Majesty’s government’. The speakers ranged from cabinet ministers to lowly students. Our opponents were united. Labour caused the crash and piled up the debt. The coalition government is fixing that mess in the …

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Will China dominate the 21st century?

Adam Tyndall  |  13 February 2014

If we’re not sending troops or giving aid, we sometimes find it hard to think about bilateral foreign policy. So how about this for a game: which domestic policy issue represents each country? This is not a question of which domestic policy issue is most salient in each bilateral relationship. If that were the question, …

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Influencing tomorrow

Adam Tyndall  |  7 November 2013

In 1938 Neville Chamberlain spoke of the conflict in central Europe as being in ‘a faraway country between people of whom we know nothing.’ In Influencing Tomorrow, Douglas Alexander and Ian Kearns show just how far foreign policy has come in the last 75 years. Never again can we dismiss issues beyond our borders as …

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Turning to Face the East

Adam Tyndall  |  15 July 2013

This is not a book about China. As Liam Byrne admits in his conclusion, ‘it’s actually a book about Britain written by a politician who has spent most of his career in business.’ The central  argument is that ‘in Britain we should … decide to act ahead of the game, strengthening our links with China …

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Mapping a route to government

Adam Tyndall  |  11 March 2013

We’re on a boat. To reach the destination of government, we must pass between the six-headed monster and the whirlpool. This classical analogy – taken from the Odyssey – was the starting point for the session entitled Real Change for Britain: What are the Long-term Challenges Facing the Next Labour Government? at this weekend’s Progress …

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Banking on Britain

Adam Tyndall  |  28 February 2013

The Labour party is currently conducting a policy review. There are 10 priority topics including A British Investment Bank: Making it a reality. The consultation closes on February 28 and more information can be found here. The Green Investment Bank is well on the way to becoming a reality. It is entering the final stages …

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