Category Archives: Society & Economics

Society and Economy draws together articles on economics, culture, justice, equality, and human rights.
Although these blogs have a social science focus they involve subjects that are normally viewed diversely, for example defence and culture.
Nevertheless my approach to writing and thinking about these topics is always political and from a rights based perspective, while attempting to understand the reality and complex nature of human behaviour and how this reality shapes society.

budget 2013

This is the text of my speech delivered at Campaign for Labour Policies ‘Post Budget 2013’ meeting in Liberty Hall, on Saturday 8 December 2012.

“While we are here today to discuss Budget 2013, we are really discussing what Labour can achieve in Government.  To be able to say with confidence that Labour has a role in Government, other than being effective administrators, the party has to bring about real reform. Continue reading