Articles by Alan Lockey
Alan Lockey is head of the modern economy programme at Demos

Corbyn’s social security silence

Alan Lockey  |  29 September 2017

The Labour leader’s deliberate vagueness on social security is a betrayal of those that elected him hoping he would rebuild Britain’s broken welfare state, argues Alan Lockey Perhaps it was inevitable anyway. Nevertheless, the significance of the 2015 welfare reform bill to Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour leadership ascent is surely indisputable. As his three leadership rivals demurred, only …

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Bevan and back again

Alan Lockey  |  1 June 2017

Britain will have to recapture its decentralising spirit to secure a post-Brexit settlement that works for everyone, argues Alan Lockey  Early in his political career, Nye Bevan had a stump speech about power in Britain. ‘When I get older’, the young Bevan would say, ‘the place to get to is the council. That’s where power is. …

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Politics, the not-so beautiful game

Alan Lockey  |  18 May 2017

The elevation of manifestos is ridiculous – but they reveal more about a party’s priorities, judgement and competence than almost anything else, writes Alan Lockey Imagine yourself a manager of a high profile football club. A well resourced club; one of the richest in the world. Unfortunately however, you now find yourself 2-0 down with …

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Will Macron bring Britain back into the EU?

Alan Lockey  |  10 May 2017

Emmanuel Macron is determined to reform the European Union – if he succeeds he might pave Britain’s way back in, argues Alan Lockey The symbolism was inescapable. As the masses thronged in the courtyard of the Palais du Louve, the tenth president of the Fifth Republic strode out to meet them backed by a cacophonous …

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