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.

Write for Future Labour


Job Title: Contributing Writers (voluntary)
Working For: Future Labour
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www.futurelabour.org.uk/@_FutureLabour is a volunteer powered platform focussed on the future of work within the fourth industrial revolution. Future Labour aims to be the place to go for supporters of the Labour Party to read thought leadership on the future of the British digital economy, and the role that the politics of the left has to play.

Contributing Writers
Articles on the website are designed to inform readers through both an objective and subjective assessment. They need to be researched, considered and of high quality. The website will initially include features and commentary, but will later include detailed reports and policy reviews. Journalism experience is not vital but you must be passionate about the topic and writing.

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The Future of the Brexit Digital Economy


In a welcome twist of events, the May government adopted Labour Party policy this week. Described as more “Balls than Osborne”, Chancellor Philip Hammond announced that Conservative economic policy = fiscal discipline + investment for growth.

Whilst this positively Keynesian economic approach is welcome, two things need to happen.

Firstly, Government borrowing should stimulate economic growth through an active industrial policy focussed on the future digital economy. With hard Brexit now on a timer, Britain can’t afford to fall off the European Digital Single Market without a coherent vision of a Digital Britain.

And secondly, Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell need to set out how Labour’s economic strategy will deliver on Jeremy’s promise of bringing the Keynesian economic approach of the 20th century into the 21st century.

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Future Labour at Labour Party Conference 2016


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).

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Digital Democracy Manifesto


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


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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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


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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