Brendan Barber

Militant moderate

Richard Angell and Robert Philpot  |  4 February 2013

The trade unions should have less power in the Labour party, a combative Alan Johnson tells Robert Philpot and Richard Angell Trade unions are in danger of becoming ‘irrelevant’ and ‘cannot connect to a whole swath of the workforce that thinks they died out with the ark,’ Alan Johnson, one of the most senior figures …

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The future of banking

Richard Stevens  |  19 September 2011

Labour should welcome the ICB report and make the case for a British Investment Bank Does the Independent Commission on Banking’s Final Report pull its punches?  In tackling so incendiary a topic it’s perhaps difficult not to. The ICB says, rightly, that the international banking reform agenda – notably the Basel process and EU initiatives …

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Brendan Barber

There is an alternative

Richard Angell and Robert Philpot  |  12 July 2011

The government can be made to change course on the economy but Labour must be bolder, Brendan Barber tells Robert Philpot and Richard Angell It may not yet be a return to the dark days of the 1980s, but these are difficult times for Britain’s trade unions. The recession has seen a fall in the …

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