Jeremy Corbyn’s meteoric rise to the leadership has had a profound and far-reaching impact on the Labour Party, and on the political landscape more broadly. Throughout his impressive and highly effective leadership campaign Jeremy made it clear that he wishes to initiate a truly open, inclusive and constructive conversation about the Labour Party’s future: how can we craft an inspiring new vision and narrative? What should our new policy priorities be? What needs to be done if we are to construct a plan that will enable the Labour Party re-gain the trust of the British people, become an effective opposition, and ultimately return to government in 2020?
A New Nation: building a United Kingdom of Purpose, Patriotism and Resilience is my ‘starter for ten’ contribution to the debate that Jeremy has launched. In it I argue that the UK’s economic, social and constitutional foundations are cracking beneath our feet, and that the Labour Party now has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to set out a reform programme that is ambitious, radical, and built to last.