I attended the morning session of The Politics of One Nation Labour at Queen Mary's College, Mile End yesterday.
There was an introduction to the day from Stewart Wood and this was followed by two lectures:
Labour, England and One Nation given by Mike Kenny, QM with a response from Sarah Fine, King's
I said that a martian hearing this debate in 2030 would have hoped by then that we would have four lower nation state parliaments - England, Wales, N.Ireland and Scotland - and an upper house or Senate comprising members draw from the four nations (so no House of Lords). I said Labour was frightened about having this debate. We needed to offer a vision to the nation that we can think big.
The second lecture entitled One Nation Labour & Conservative Tradition was given by Phillip Blond of ResPublica with a response from Emily Robinson, Nottingham University. Phillip was rather good.
All the papers will be hosted in due course on The Political Quarterly web site.