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Blue Labour: An Analysis

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Red Labour, Purple Labour and now Blue Labour. The latest political vision, Blue Labour, is strikingly different to the Labour party of recent years. The ‘blue’ symbolises certain similarities with traditional conservative ideas, such as an emphasis on the family and communal bonds, and how it is relationships that sustain and psychologically enrich citizens. It understands the free market’s unending dismemberment of communities, driven by capitalism’s ‘creative destruction’, and how it is a system that transforms humans and nature into ‘commodities’ without respecting their intrinsic worth. Also, akin to the ‘Big Society’, there is praise for voluntary groups’ ability to connect disparate parts of society. For Blue Labour, ‘the good life’ is recognised as a fundamentally interdependent life.