Articles by Joe Jervis
Joe Jervis works for a London-based charity

Labour must speak for England

Joe Jervis  |  21 April 2017

The left has to embrace an inclusive, social democratic patriotism if they hope to win in England and form a government again, argues Joe Jervis I have a hunch that when historians analyse this decade of Labour doom the defining image will not be of Ed Miliband stood awkwardly next to a ridiculous giant stone or failing …

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Labour’s patriotism must not be nostalgic

Joe Jervis  |  10 January 2017

Constitutional reform and devolution will be crucial to restoring faith in both our democracy and our economy, writes Joe Jervis. This article is part of The Labour Interest series. ‘You’ve got to unpack … what bits of the so-called liberal agenda have failed and what bits haven’t’. When Tony Blair, usually so staunch in defence of …

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Uber challenges

Joe Jervis and Oliver MacArthur  |  8 December 2016

It is time for Labour to lead the debate on the digitalised economy Labour, and the liberal left more widely, have been dealt a series of hammer blows. Crushing election defeats in 2010 and 2015 illustrated a lack of trust in centre-left economics. The Brexit vote and Donald Trump’s victory suggest voters are turning against elements of a wider liberal …

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Did Labour’s centre-left revival begin in Liverpool?

Joe Jervis  |  4 October 2016

Following Jeremy Corbyn’s second victory it may be all too easy to assume that ‘things can only get worse’ for the centre-left. While walking past the ‘Cool Britannia’ shops that mark Liverpool’s tourist hotspots, just minutes from Labour’s conference venue, it was difficult not to hark back to an era when Labour oppositions were in …

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Rebuilding Labour around three essential principles

Joe Jervis  |  14 May 2015

Hindsight is a wonderful thing, and while many of us were far from optimistic ahead of last week’s election, few would have predicted such a resounding defeat. But why didn’t we see this disaster coming? Well, the truth is, we did. We just forgot about it. We all became distracted by Labour’s strong campaign and …

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Rights and responsibilities – Labour’s offer to the public

Joe Jervis  |  14 January 2015

Elections are won from the centre. Tony Blair knew this, as does the majority of the Labour movement. It is hardly controversial to say that a lurch back towards being a big spending, class-obsessed party will lead us to ruin. We owe it to the British public to be smarter and more radical. With this …

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