New Labour

New Labour

a label applied to the British Labour Party after 1994/5. The term was deliberately coined to distance the Labour Party, under the leadership of Tony Blair, from the Party's postwar past and demonstrate that the Party had broken with Keynesian social democracy (see also KEYNESIAN ECONOMICS), abandoned collectivism and accepted the overall supremacy of the market economy The deletion from Clause Four of the Party's constitution of the commitment to public ownership was a key stage in Labour's ideological transformation. Whilst Clause Four had exerted little effective influence over Party policy for generations, its revision in 1995 symbolized Labour's ideological shift.

The political values emphasised by New Labour include personal responsibility and partnership as well as the importance of community values and the SOCIAL INVESTMENT STATE. Although New Labour must be seen as a revisionist response to the British, and indeed the global, political landscape of the 1990s, the values New Labour identifies with are often depicted as a return to the ethical socialism held by the Party's founders. There are parallels especially with Clinton's Democratic Party in the US (in some respects employed as a direct model), and in recent years an ‘ideological’ gloss on new labour or new democratic has been provided by the concept of the THIRD WAY. During the 1990s changes to the Party's organisational structure strengthened the authority of the leadership and limited the capacity of constituency activists and affiliated trade unions to challenge the New Labour project.

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We've been slowly getting in new labour. That is why we bought the Jessie.
On the other hand there arose a new labour leader, William Totts by name.
Even when I did get through the morning with tolerable credit, there was not much gained but dinner; for Miss Murdstone never could endure to see me untasked, and if I rashly made any show of being unemployed, called her brother's attention to me by saying, 'Clara, my dear, there's nothing like work - give your boy an exercise'; which caused me to be clapped down to some new labour, there and then.
KARACHI -- Sindh Minister for Labour, Transport and Information Syed Nasir Hussain Shah has said that the present government has won the hearts of labourers as it has given them rights through maximum participation in decision making in the new labour policy.
Hello Jeremy, comrade Nellist here Just a quick call so please lend me your ear Under your lead my face should now fit So to your new Labour party I would like to submit Comrade Dave, my dear old friend Welcome back my joy I send 25 years since you left Now things have changed and for the best New Labour's ship had run aground Now the party tune is a different sound Whilst New Labour was in a pickle We seized our chance with hammer and sickle We took control with minimal force As we used a cunning Trojan horse So come and join us and raise a glass As we drag the future into the past Red flag aloft we'll sing our song After all what could go wrong?
The New Labour Law took a long time to be issued as the draft of the law went through many amendments and was under discussion from 2005 to 2010 with international, local and governmental entities before its submission to the State Council.
Of course, much of this boils down to the party's relationship with New Labour. I don't need to rehearse the binary and unhelpful nature of all this.
NATIONALIST Mr Nutt says "I mention New Labour as the party hasn't dropped the word 'new'" (Feedback, 8 April).
But as we read in New Labour in New York, a new labour movement is rising to these challenges.
M2 EQUITYBITES-April 12, 2013-Core Molding Technologies Inc enters into new labour agreement through 7 August 2016(C)2013 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.m2.com
Taseko announces that the new labour agreement (announced December 19) was successfully ratified by its unionized employees.
I LARGELY agree with the reply to my letter by John M (Feedback, December 14); New Labour does have to share the blame for the economic ws of the UK.