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School of Politics and International Relations

Book Launch: Getting Over New Labour

When: Tuesday, May 7, 2024, 6:30 PM - 8:15 PM
Where: One Birdcage Walk, Westminster


Join the Mile End Institute for a discussion about British politics, the Labour Party and Dr Karl Pike's new book - Getting Over New Labour - on 7 May.

From the moment that the New Labour government left office in 2010, it became a bone of contention for the party. Ed Miliband was styled as the "moving on" leader, Jeremy Corbyn set himself up as its antithesis, Keir Starmer has begun something of a counter-reaction, embracing New Labour and particularly Tony Blair. Why has the party been seemingly unable to move on from this period in its history, despite the tumultuous and eventful period of politics we have experienced?

On Tuesday 7 May, the Mile End Institute is delighted to be hosting the launch of Dr Karl Pike’s new book, Getting Over New Labour, which argues that it is impossible to understand the Labour Party today without an appreciation of how people in the party have reacted to the New Labour legacy.

This event will see Dr Karl Pike in conversation with Hannah Al-Othman (The Sunday Times) about Getting Over New Labour, the contemporary Labour Party and Keir Starmer’s leadership. The event will also provide the opportunity to discuss and ask questions about the state of politics today.

This event will be held at One Birdcage Walk in Westminster. It will be followed by a drinks reception which all attendees are welcome to join us for. There will also be copies of Getting Over New Labour available to purchase on the night.

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