Positing the empowering state as a response to David Cameron’s conception of the small state has obvious political appeal. But it is also provides Labour with a powerful progressive message about widening access to power and opportunity, argues Robert Philpot. This pamphlet includes in-depth analysis from Liam Byrne (Fairness and freedom), James Purnell (The enabling state) and Matthew Taylor (Empowerment: a Labour vision for public services).
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