Future Labour is a volunteer-powered platform, focussed on the future of work and the British economy within the fourth industrial revolution.

From digital skills in schools and reform of public services to the new civil liberties of personal data and privacy to the protection of workers in the “gig” economy.

Future Labour is focussed on the future of Britain and the future of the Labour Party in setting out a vision for an economy that works for all.

Future Labour at Labour Party Conference 2016

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Join Labour Digital as it re-launches as Future Labour at Labour Party Conference 2016.

Labour Digital is re-launching as Future Labour at Labour Party Conference 2016.

Come and join us at our fringe this Wednesday from 12:30 in Meeting Room 13 at the ACC (conference pass required).

Chaired by former parliamentary candidate for Bristol North West, Darren Jones, you’ll be joined by Chuka Umunna MPThangam Debonnaire MPTheresa Griffin MEPCharlotte Holloway (TechUK) and Richard Dennys (Generate / TechCityUK) to debate the future of the Brexit Digital Market, and the role of the Labour Party in securing a future digital economy that works for everyone.

Darren Jones, who is now the Director of Future Labour, will be setting out how you can get more involved in digital policy and how Future Labour will work with Tom Watson’s Labour Digital team.

You can read more about Future Labour at www.futurelabour.org.uk.

If you’re at conference, we look forward to seeing you on Wednesday. If you’re not, we look forward to working with you as we prepare Labour for its return to Government.

Digital Democracy Manifesto

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This morning Jeremy Corbyn launched his Digital Democracy Manifesto at Newspeak House, Shoreditch. Included within the manifesto is a commitment to deliver high speed broadband and mobile connectivity for every household, company and organisation in Britain; launching a public consultation with people and parties across the political spectrum to draw up a digital bill of rights; and increasing the opportunities available for both children and adults to learn how to write software and to build hardware.

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Changing work

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A new publication from the Fabian Society, edited by Yvette Cooper MP – Progressive ideas for the modern world of work.

The world of work is being rapidly transformed by technological innovation and globalisation. Across Europe, exciting new opportunities, new jobs and new forms of work are emerging. At the same time, the loss of stable patterns of employment is contributing to a growing sense of insecurity and anxiety among today’s workforce.

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#Accelerate

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In 2013 Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams released their Manifesto for an Accelerationist Politics which they described as a project aiming to align left-wing politics with the legacy of the Enlightenment. They followed this in 2015 with their book Inventing the Future in which they critique the “folk politics” of localism, direct action and relentless horizontalism that has come to dominate left radical politics and argue instead for an accelerationist politics at ease with a modernity of abstraction, complexity, globality, and technology.

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White Heat of Technology

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On the 1st October 1963, Harold Wilson delivered a speech to the Labour Party conference in Scarborough outlining Labour’s plan for science. The speech covered the increasing impact of automation on British industry, the effects that mechanisation was having on employment, and outlined strategies that a Socialist government could take to ensure that the white heat of technology benefitted all citizens.

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